Arizona Skies Animal Hospital

Readers of the Coated With Fur book series know that I used to own a clinic in Burnsville, Minnesota.  Upon coming to Arizona, I have always worked at other veterinarian’s clinics.  While that enabled me to write the first two books, I have been looking for the right clinic to buy – a great practice and one where I could still continue my work on book #3 and beyond.  Last Wednesday I became the new owner of Arizona Skies Animal Hospital in Cave Creek!  It is wonderful to share this news.

Dr. Kenneth Harding built an outstanding practice.  I am thrilled that he will stay on in practice as my colleague.  Janet Wortley, CVT is a great veterinary technician and she is continuing as well.  We are joined by Bonnie Schott who I have worked with in the past. I am so delighted she chose to join our team. We are dedicated to continuing the tradition of outstanding medical care in this part of Arizona.

The clinic is located at 4532 E. Lone Mountain Road, Suite 103, Cave Creek, AZ  85331.  Our cross-streets are Cave Creek and Lone Mountain Roads.  The number is (480) 488-3400 and although I am not listed yet, the website is  If you live in the area, I invite you to visit.

Here is a picture of me as the proud new owner:-).




Published by kristennelsondvm

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.