Kristi Arnquist, DVM
Dr. Arnquist was raised in central Wisconsin. For as long as she can remember, she felt a strong connection with animals and always wanted to become a veterinarian. Early in life during her college years, women were a rarity in veterinary medicine and the profession was not open to her. When the profession began to embrace women, Dr. A left a successful corporate career so that she might make her dream a reality. She received her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1998 and went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, and residency training in small animal internal medicine, at Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. A is an experienced clinical veterinarian and has worked in a variety of settings. Her strong service vision coupled with her desire to “give back” led to her most recent experience with the US Army. Born out of a desire to work with Military Working Dogs, she acted as lead veterinarian in military clinics to replace Army veterinarians during deployment. She was responsible for veterinary care of government owned animals as well as privately owned pets of active and retired military personnel.
In her years of practice, Dr. A has healed many animals of major and minor illnesses and has experienced both personally and professionally the power of the human-animal bond. She has helped many families navigate through end of life decisions for their pets, including pet hospice care. She understands that this is a time when grief and mercy hold hands, and knows the peace that follows compassionate pet euthanasia where there are no further treatment options. Because of the gratitude and encouragement of previous clients, she has chosen to dedicate her career to compassionate end of life services provided in your home. Dr. A is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
Animals occupy the biggest part of her life and she has owned many pets including dogs, cats, and horses. Currently, she shows and trains dogs of her own. She also owns a cat who was her first surgery patient in veterinary school. The “grande dame” of the household, Kenya is still spry as a kitten and maintains her regal position of authority. Other interests include, reading, horseback riding, wildlife, scuba diving, music, dancing and keeping fit and healthy.