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Jena Christen

Jena Christen, DVM, is an emergency veterinarian at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews. 


BS - Northeastern University, 2015

DVM - University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2021


Small Animal Medical and Surgical Internship at Animal Medical Hospital in Charlotte, NC - 2021-2022

Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Christen completed her DVM at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. During her schooling she was very active in the emergency and critical care unit at the teaching hospital as well as the shelter medicine program. After graduation, she completed an internship focusing on emergency medicine, surgery, and general practice medicine at Animal Medical Hospital. Her goals are to continue high quality emergency medicine and continue helping out in the shelter community. 

In her free time, Dr. Christen enjoys hiking, backpacking, cooking, and traveling with her partner Callen and their dog, Penny. She has two cats, Nelson, and recent addition to the family, Mulligan, a blind kitten who was a foster failure from her internship year.

Areas of Special Interest

Emergency and General Surgery, Wound Repairs, Pain Management, Shelter Medicine and Emergency Medicine 

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Caring for Pets in Matthews

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews accepts new clients to our specialty services by referral only. Our emergency service accepts all clients.

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