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Dr. Kristin Longhofer is an Army brat who spent her childhood traveling the USA and Europe. Determined to be a veterinarian from the age of three after the family lost a beloved Chihuahua in a tragic accident, she was lucky to grow up surrounded by dogs, cats and ponies, and was active in 4-H, Pony Club and helping breed and show the family Bull Terriers. She graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Biology and returned to her native California to attend UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, obtaining her D.V.M. in 1998. She then completed an internship at a busy large animal veterinary hospital in Northern California and stayed there an additional four years before returning to Virginia in 2003 to join Roseville Veterinary Clinic/Plaza Pet Clinic. When not working, she spends time with her three Bull Terriers - Morgan, Kit and Sloane and her German Pinscher, Quinn. She still shows her Bull Terriers and enjoys the challenge of training and competing with her “when pigs fly” dogs in performance events, primarily AKC Agility and Barn Hunt. Outside the vet hospital, she also likes to read, tackle home improvement projects, rides as often as she can and is a bit of a Apple computer nerd.