DVM, CCRT | Hospital Director, Mesa
Dr. Heather Lindgren, Mesa Hospital Director and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, grew up in Arizona and graduated with honors from Chandler High School. She attended Northern Arizona University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. She attended Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, earning her DVM in 2003.
After graduation, Dr. Lindgren returned home to Arizona. She spent her first year in mixed animal practice in Globe, and then moved to San Tan Valley where she currently resides. She practiced small animal general practice and emergency medicine in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area until joining the 1st Pet Veterinary Centers team in 2013.
She is married, has a young son, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She also likes camping, quad riding, horseback riding, and reading. Finding a balance between her career and family life are very important to her. She currently has three dogs: an older boxer named KC, a Boston terrier named Ruby, and a French bulldog named Bun Bun.
Dr. Lindgren’s professional interests include internal medicine, general surgery, preventative medicine, rehabilitation, and behavior. In 2015 Dr. Lindgren completed her training as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Both classroom and practical instruction prepared her to provide the best in veterinary rehabilitative care. She is pleased to now offer Rehabilitation Therapy to help pets recover sooner in cases of illness, injury, and age-related decline.
“Providing compassionate care, offering optimal patient care and fostering the human-animal bond is my goal. I try to put myself in other people’s position when they are faced with hard decision-making.”