Dr. Christine Hedrick, originally from Wilmette, Illinois, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa before attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. She received her DVM degree in 2001. Upon graduation, she practiced as a full-time associate veterinarian of Jordan Creek Animal Hospital for several years before starting a family and taking a leave from practicing to raise her young children. In 2011, she rejoined the JCAH team as a relief veterinarian. She considers the opportunity to help pets and the people who care for their honor and privilege.
Dr. Hedrick lives with her husband, two entertaining teenagers, a dog, two cats, and a guinea pig. Her dog, Saidie, had been left in an abandoned house before being rescued and shows her gratitude by being a constant, eager shadow. Her cat, Griffin, came to her as a 6-day-old feral kitten found in a friend’s chicken coop. Christine took Griffin in, bottle-fed him and he is clearly convinced that she is his mama. He even stands in front of her with his front legs stretched up waiting to be picked up like a toddler and then rides her shoulder nuzzling her neck until she needs to put him down. His partner in crime is a spunky orange tabby adopted from the shelter who has a loud purr and big personality. In her free time, Christine enjoys family bike rides, laughing at her cats’ antics, walking with her dog and friends, family game night, reading, traveling, and volunteering. She also loves chocolate way too much.