Kristen Fischer

Kristen Fischer, V.M.D.

I have always loved animals, but it wasn’t until later in life I decided to become a veterinarian. I had been working for several years after college when I realized veterinary medicine would allow me to combine my love of animals, my fascination with biology, and my interest in teaching. I am thankful to have made my career in this field. Being a veterinarian is as fun as it is challenging, and the learning never ends.


Washington, D.C. has been my home for more than 30 years. A graduate of Maret School, I went on to get my undergraduate degree in biology at Brown University. I later enrolled in veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude in 2002. I went on to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine & surgery at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After working for several years in the Houston area, I found my way back home to D.C. I started working as a relief veterinarian at Collins Hospital for Animals in November 2015, and was delighted when they invited me to stay on.

When not working, I can be found spending time with my husband and our two young sons. We have two dogs- an energetic wire-haired Vizsla named Dean, and a bossy terrier mix named Poppy. We also have a food-obsessed cat named Kitten. In my free time I love escaping to the beach and getting lost in a good book.

-AB in Biology, Brown University 1994 - V.M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 2002 - Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine 2002-2003.