Emily Beal / Agweek

Rural Practice

Dr. Erin Christ ('17)
With the increasing need for veterinarians in rural America, Erin Christ decided to open her own vet clinic in Ellendale, North Dakota. She established Country Roads Veterinary Clinic in July 2021 where she treats large animals, small animals and anything in between. While she prefers working with livestock, she believes the smaller animals help fill the gaps. She also jokes that during the winter months, it’s nice to stay out of the cold barnyard and in a warm office. Oftentimes Christ is pulled in two opposite directions when disaster strikes on the farm. “There’d be times where you’d get phone calls in two different directions at the same time and you just got to choose where to go first,” she said.