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Kirsten Hentz, DVM

Kirsten Hentz, DVM


Veterinary Degree: Massey University of New Zealand
Undergraduate Degree: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Areas of Interest:

Clinical Pathology and Cytology
Diagnostic Imaging

Certificates and Associations:

California Veterinary Medical Association
Southern California Veterinary Medical Association

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Hentz went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Upon graduation she moved to California's Central Valley to complete an internship at a referral equine hospital, followed by multiple years working at a Quarter Horse breeding farm.

When the time came to pursue her veterinary degree, her love of travel took her to Massey University in New Zealand, which provided her with an exceptional accredited education and countless memorable experiences unique to the area such as treating native wildlife including kiwis and penguins. During her time there she was a member of the emergency and critical care club, the radiology and diagnostic imaging club, and the wildlife club.

Dr. Hentz returned to the States and participated in externships at a variety of clinics before joining Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital. She is happy to be back home in California and currently resides with her two cats. Dr. Hentz enjoys hiking, horseback riding, scuba diving and movies, and has recently taken an interest in bird watching and herpetology.

Dr. Hentz is available at Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital.