Dr. Kristen Westergaard-Bladt was raised in a small town in Western Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing for a year in Central Illinois, she moved back to Southwest Iowa with her husband, Mike, and their dog, an English Setter named Sage. Kristen’s passion is to connect with people in the community and to provide progressive and high-quality medicine for their pets. Her interests in the veterinary field include internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, and cardiac ultrasonography. Kristen enjoys an active lifestyle including early morning running and fitness classes at the YMCA, biking, swimming, and hiking. She is an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Neola, the Junior League of Omaha, and the Rotary Club of Council Bluffs.