Christine Hedrick is a 2001 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine with private practice experience in feline and canine care. She prides herself on taking time to get to know her patients and clients, with special interests in the human-animal bond and animal welfare. She lives in West Des Moines with her husband, two teenagers, a comical little dog with a big personality, and three entertainingly rambunctious cats. Christine also teaches Biology at a local college and is working on her second novel. She is passionate about helping people take the best care of their pets.