NorthPointe Animal Hospital

NorthPointe
Animal Hospital, Inc.

 
 

Veterinarian

Kristin J. McIntyre, DVM

I am "Your Neighborhood Veterinarian" and owner of NorthPointe Animal Hospital.

Born and raised in Fresno, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at California State University, Fresno, with a pre-Vet option and a minor in chemistry. In 1998, I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with cum laude honors at Tuskegee University in Alabama, including an internship at a small and exotic animal hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Since 1998, I have been practicing medicine and surgery in the Fresno/Clovis area for small and exotic animals. In 2005 I started NorthPointe in order to offer the highest standards of veterinary practice, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and a compassionate and caring environment for my patients and clients.

Veterinary medicine seemed to be my destiny, as I always seemed to have a knack for caring for pets--my own and everyone else's. My childhood cat, Smokey, had many health issues that I cared for, ranging from a foreign body in his eye (a thorn) to cancer. As long as I can remember, there have always been pets in my life, from puppies and kittens, dogs and cats, to rats, hamsters, birds, snakes, lizards, frogs and fish. I volunteered--and later on worked--at the Chaffee Zoo here in Fresno, and also worked as a veterinary technician while completing my undergraduate studies in Fresno.

My professional interests are exotic animal and small animal internal medicine and surgery. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the Central California Veterinary Medical Association (CCVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). I enjoy keeping current in veterinary medicine and find client communication and education very important to pet health.  In the community, I have served as a community correspondent on local morning tv news show, where I gave pet health information. I also have helped boyscouts accomplish their merit badges in veterinary medicine and have helped provide information to students with an interest in veterinary medicine. I have presented information to children at local schools, day care businesses, and recreational facilities, in an ongoing effort to promote health for pets and their families.
 
I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children and our pets.  My husband is a teacher in Fresno. I have always been pretty active. I trained in Shotokan Karate for many years. We have hiked many miles and have explored many areas in Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks, including reaching the summit of Mt. Whitney & Half Dome.  My other interests are clogging with my daughter, boyscout events with my son, kick boxing, and cycling with the wonderful WOW group.

I hold myself and my staff to the highest standards of professionalism, care, and ethics. I take a personal interest in each patient and client who passes through my front door, so you will find nothing but friendly, compassionate, and expert care at NorthPointe Animal Hospital. My staff and I look forward to meeting you soon.