Kristen Obbink

Lead Public Health Veterinarian

Dr. Obbink joined CFSPH in 2015. Prior to joining CFSPH, Dr. Obbink served as the Coordinator for the Iowa Food Emergency Rapid Response Team and the Enteric Disease Epidemiologist for the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and the Iowa Department of Public Health. She also practiced companion animal medicine in both Iowa and Minnesota and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Dr. Obbink completed her BS degree in Zoology in 2006 and her DVM in 2011, both from Iowa State University, and then completed her MPH in 2012 from the University of Minnesota. She received Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2017. Dr. Obbink is actively involved in organized veterinary medicine and serves as an Executive Board member to the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Public Health Committee Chair, and the Alternate Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association representing the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians.