Background and Experience
Veterinary School: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Internship Training: Animal Care Center, Sonoma County
Dr. Christina Waitzman’s family always had cats when she was growing up, and she was drawn to veterinary medicine from an early age. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from UC Davis and stayed there for veterinary school. While in veterinary school, she worked as an emergency veterinary assistant and discovered her true passion for emergency medicine.
Dr. Waitzman stayed in emergency and critical care after graduating from UC Davis, and has worked at practices across the Bay Area. She finds emergency and critical care medicine to be gratifying and interesting, and she gets immense satisfaction from helping animals and their people in times of need. Her areas of clinical interest are pain management, toxicities, endocrine emergencies, and hypotension/shock.
In her free time, Dr. Waitzman enjoys long-distance road cycling. She has completed many 200 mile+ events as well as Race Across America (RAAM). She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, their kitties and their extended family. Other pastimes include traveling, gardening, reading and cooking. Dr. Waitzman’s pets include four very loving, playful, and spoiled cats: Arun, Tsegi, Mosi, and Pinkie. Dr. Waitzman says she’s very fortunate that they all get along like a harmonious circus.