Executive Board -
Patti Christie, CVT, CVPM
Patti has been involved with veterinary medicine for over 40 years and still enjoys the career she has chosen. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1987 in Minnesota and has enjoyed a variety of career positions within the veterinary field including lead veterinary technician, office manager and practice manager. Patti was the 2016 MN Practice Manager of the Year. She is currently the Practice Manager at Minnehaha Animal Hospital and its sister clinic Pet Doctors. Patti completed the rigorous application process to sit for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager test. She was awarded the CVPM title in 2019.
Patti is a past board member of MAVT and the CACVT and she is a past and current member of the first VPMN chapter which began in 1996. While in Colorado, she was active in the Colorado Veterinary Hospital Manager’s group (CVHM). Much of her time is devoted to educating parrot owners how to successfully live with companion birds. Patti is passionate not only about veterinary medicine and avian care, but also education in many areas. She is a firm believer in giving back to the community that has been a vital part of her life’s work and career path.
Patti lives with 6 parrots, 3 cats and one (very tolerant) husband. In her spare time, she continues to speak locally and nationally to parrot caregivers, as well as work with the VPMN to make practice management education available to our community.