Dr. Kirsten Nickisch obtained her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduating in 2001, she returned to Pocatello to join Dr. Fairchild at Alta Animal Hospital and has been practicing full time here ever since. Her interests are in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology. In July, 2007, Dr. Nickisch became the clinic’s managing veterinarian and is committed to Alta’s long tradition of quality patient care. She enjoys travelling, long-distance trail-running, and skate-skiing. She is usually accompanied by her dog.