Kriste is Shawnee born and raised. We joke that she seems to know every other person who comes in the door. If they weren’t her friend before they came in they usually are before they leave.

After working in the human medical field as an OBGYN Nurse, Kriste decided to follow her passion for animals and move on to a career in Animal Welfare. She worked as the Director of Foster Care for our local SPCA before coming to join us as the Clinic Manager at Family Pet Hospital of Shawnee. Kriste continues to feed her passion for Animal Welfare by continuing her work with local Outreach Teams to help animals and their owners in underserved areas of our community. She also works with local Rescue groups assisting in bottle feeding orphaned puppies and kittens to give them a chance at survival. To date she has fostered over 300 animals.

Kriste married her wonderful husband Rod in 1995, has two beautiful daughters and one very spoiled granddaughter. I also have a very spoiled grandson. (I just got a new baby!!!!! :). She is the care giver to an amazing Autistic man named Robbie and the mom to several rescue dogs! Kriste’s free time is spent with friends and family, camping, boating, traveling and with lots and lots of love and laughter.