Seattle Pacific University

I am a proud graduate of Seattle Pacific University.  So today’s tragedy is especially sad.  I spent many hours in the building where the shooting occurred.  It is the science building where I had many biology, chemistry and math courses.  We called it “The SLC” for Science Learning Center.  As someone who spent considerable time both on campus and in that building, my heart breaks for the loss of life and for all who are effected by this senseless act.

Please know I am praying for all of you.  I deeply hope our shared faith brings comfort at this difficult time.  

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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.

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