Celebrate the Transforming Power of Animals with

Kristen Nelson, D.V.M.


-April 28, 2016, Dr. Nelson was the keynote speaker for "Carousel In The Park: Horses Delivering Hope". Here's a link to the presentation. Her part starts approximately 11 minutes into the clip. Enjoy!

-Dr. Nelson developed a new presentation to combat burnout entitled, "Rekindle Your Passion for Practice."                       

-On October 1, 2014, Dr. Nelson purchased Arizona Skies Animal Hospital located at the northwest corner of Cave Creek and Lone Mountain Roads. More information may be found at

-Dr. Nelson has started writing her third book, Coated With Fur: A Veterinarian's Heart. This book continues the story of the wonderful animals she met while practicing veterinary medicine in Burnsville, Minnesota. Besides meeting new animals, this book stars Ivan, Genny, Butch, Bongo and many other animals from the first two books. 

-Dr. Nelson appeared in a series on cat health for eHow.com.  The 12 videos cover a wide range of topics.  Here is the list: 
Hookworm infections in cats, Alopecia in cats, Cold symptoms in kittens, Melanosis in cats, Anesthesia recovery and cats, Tapazole for cats, How to separate cats with colds, Sweaty feet and cats, Cats with cystitis, Helping blind cats, Epilepsy in cats and Rhinovirus in cats. 
    Dr. Kristen Nelson is a veterinarian, speaker and author of Coated With Fur: A Vet's Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat's Love.  As a young veterinarian, she started a practice in Burnsville, Minnesota. In 2010, she was diagnosed with cancer by her cat. Because of Tigre's early diagnosis, she is cancer-free today. Her experience as a business owner, clinician and cancer survivor inspires a unique perspective on the human-animal bond and business lessons from the animal kingdom.  Animals provide an endless supply of funny stories so audiences of employees, customers, non-profit donors, religious groups and conferences of all types have a fresh and unique speaker in Dr. Nelson.  Her media credits include USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Ladies' Home Journal, Disneyfamily.com and numerous radio and television interviews.  Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog. 

    Studies demonstrate that people who live with animals have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than those who don't.  They also report fewer feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Why?  Because of the human-animal bond, an innate connection between people and animals.  Learn what the animals are trying to teach you from an expert with stories to tell.