Chris Cooley


Chris grew up on a farm in rural southeast Missouri, and was always surrounded by animals. She’d always wondered what it would be like to work in the veterinary field, and when the opportunity arose she jumped at the chance!

Chris began her college career at the University of Missouri, transferring to the University of West Florida to finish her degree in Psychology. After spending many years in the social work field back in Missouri, she moved with her husband to sunny southern California in 2000, starting at Palomar Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 2001. Three years later she had worked her way up to Hospital Manager!

Along with her husband Curt, Chris lives with her three dogs: Leila, a yellow lab; Sadie, a sheltie born at the clinic; and the newest addition, a terrier mix named Maddie. When she’s not at work or spending time with her family, Chris is an avid sports enthusiast. While she roots for the Padres on most occasions, she will always be a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

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