Meet our doctors and staff

The primary goal of Pend Oreille Veterinary Service is to be a leader in the veterinary profession providing our clients with the highest standard of care and customer service. Our 103 combined years of service and knowledge in the veterinary profession gives you the peace of mind that your pet is receiving the best care in the industry.
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Dr. Christina Ponsness, DVM

Dr. Ponsness has been with our team since 2013 as a full time associate veterinarian at Pend Oreille Veterinary Service. She enjoys working closely with clients to meet the needs of their dogs, cats and small mammals. Her special interests include oncology, soft tissue surgery, preventative care and specialty care for the geriatric family pet. She completed her undergraduate education at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA prior to attending veterinary school at Washington State University. Growing up in Seattle, Dr. Ponsness always enjoyed vacations to Northern Idaho and jumped at the opportunity to relocate to Sandpoint in 2008. She lives here with her husband, children, and two spoiled golden retrievers- Peyton and Eli. When she is not at the clinic, Chrissy and her family enjoy most things the outdoors; such as boating, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing and snowboarding.