Dr. Christen Skaer is a 1999 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. She has extensive training in companion animal medicine, surgery, and ophthalmology. One of her special fields of interest is animal behavior.
Dr. Christen was the 1999 Recipient of the "Pet Trust" Award from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. This award is given to a student each year for outstanding compassion toward pets and owners. Most recently Dr. Christen was awarded 2008 Kansas Veterinarian of the Year for her prompt response and tireless work after the Greensburg tornado in 2007 and for establishing the Kansas State and Sedgwick County Animal Response Teams to aid animals and their people caught up in widespread disastrous conditions regardless of the cause.
She and her husband Luke have 4 fur kids Elvis, Bowie, Margo, and Hewson.
Kansas State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Masters in Environmental Studies at Friends University
Certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security from Purdue University
Dr. Christen is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wichita veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
All areas of Canine and Feline Medicine
We asked Dr. Skaer why she chose to become a veterninarian and this is what she said:
"I was born to be a veterinarian in 1969 in Manhattan, KS. My father was writing a term paper to finish his last semester of veterinary school when he got the call that I was on the way. Thus started the love affair that I've had with this profession. I grew up watching my father care for creatures of all types, and I knew that I wanted to be just like him. I was fascinated with every aspect of the business, but most of all, I knew that I wanted to be able to improve the lives of animals just like he did. I wanted to be able to comfort families just like he did. I wanted to watch animals from birth to death and help make the between times wonderful. Just like he did.
It's been an amazing honor to be able to follow in his footsteps. And, I've never forgotten what a privilege it is that families trust me to care for their animals. I truly believe that veterinarians have the best job in the world. It's been my love for my entire life. And I couldn't ask for anything better."