Lisa Christensen, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Oregon State University


Lisa Christensen Biography

Dr. Lisa Christensen fulfilled her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2000 after earning a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine jointly from Washington State University and Oregon State University. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology at Oregon State University. She has been a practicing veterinarian at Pacific Avenue Veterinary Hospital from 2000 to the present.

Dr. Christensen has specific interests in Geriatric Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Dermatology, Dentistry and Behavior. She was nominated to attend the 2009 North American Veterinary Institute where she attended a Dermatology and Ear therapy intensive educational course. She has also attended numerous continuing education courses and laboratories in Dentistry and Periodontal Therapy.
Dr. Christensen has been training her dogs in canine citizenship, competition obedience, and agility for 8 years. She loves working with difficult or rescued pets and their families. This year she will offer a puppy socialization course at the hospital for new puppy owners.
Dr. Christensen enjoys the company of her dogs Ronan and Carmen, 3 lovely kitties, and 2 horses. While Dr. Christensen considers veterinary medicine to be one of the most diverse and rewarding careers on the planet, she has many other interests when she is not practicing. She loves hiking, caring for her horses, training her two awesome dogs, painting, and gardening.