Christine Kjeell

Hospital Director

Christine was born in Sundsvall, Sweden and came over to the States when she was about 1 year old. Since then she has been lucky enough to live in the Middle East and travel extensively around the world with her family. Christine originally started out as a veterinary technician in equine specialty, but was drawn to small animal critical care. She received her Bachelors of Science in psychology with a minor in biology at Southern Oregon State in 1996. Since then, she has continued working as a licensed veterinary technician specializing in critical care. In 1998, she moved from California to Colorado to work in the critical care unit at Colorado State University. There she enjoyed the opportunity to work with and teach students, as well as learn the most up-to-date procedures. She has a special interest in long term ventilation and physical therapy, though any critical patient peaks her interest.


In 2004, Christine left CSU to work with Dr. Matt Rooney’s surgical practice in Longmont, Colorado. She has since taken on the role of hospital director at AMVS in addition to AECC emergency services. Though she has a managerial role, it never keeps her from her true passion with veterinary medicine: critical patients and the mentoring of veterinary technicians through improving their skills and feeding their thirst for knowledge.


In her personal time, Christine spends her time with her husband, son, and daughter doing the things they enjoy the most: hiking with their 2 dogs, gardening, and snowboarding.

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