Welcome To Ask The Vet

Welcome to “Ask The Vet”, a category of my blog dedicated to answering questions about the medical care of animals.  Please post questions that conform to the following guidelines:

  • Readers are advised to consult a licensed veterinarian in your area for medical advice regarding your pet.  I can not comment on specific cases and will only provide information that is general in nature.  It is my hope and expectation that this will prove useful as you consult your own veterinarian.
  • As demands on my time change regularly, there is no set frequency for the posting of blog entries.  I encourage you to register for e-mail alerts to be notified of new postings. 
  • I will select questions to answer based upon general interest to the larger community.  
  • All writers should conduct themselves in a courteous manner and respect other opinions.
  • Information about my background can be found at:  veterinarycreative.com

With those guidelines out of the way, I invite you to e-mail me with questions.  I look forward to hearing from you.  -Dr. Kris Nelson 


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Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.