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Meet the Urgent Care Team – Waltham
Natasha Pakravan, DVM
Dr. Pakravan attended Dartmouth College before working in a biotech lab and veterinary general practice. She went on to obtain her veterinary degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and then completed a small animal rotating internship at University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Dr. Pakravan returned to Massachusetts in 2018 as an emergency doctor on Cape Cod and in the Boston metrowest area.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2017
University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Rotating Internship, 2017-2018
Kristen grew up attending summer camps and volunteering at the shelter at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm. Her passion for animals led her to attend Essex Agricultural and Technical High School (now known as Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technician High School).
She began working as a kennel attendant/veterinary technician in 2001 and obtained her veterinary technician certification in 2005. In 2005, Kristen started working for the MSPCA-Angell – Western NE in Springfield, MA. The closure of the hospital in 2007 led her to her next journey at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, starting in the intensive care unit. From there, she joined the cardiology department, became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in cardiology, and then moved into a leadership role as Supervisor for various Specialty Services at Angell West in 2022.
Her professional interests include providing the best patient care to our patients and clients, teaching and providing technicians and assistants the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed, and of course, anything cardiology.
In her free time, she enjoys video games, good food, and spending time with her and her boyfriend’s two new kittens, Link and Leo.