Thursday, June 10, 2010

Coated With Fur - Kristen Nelson, DVM

Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life

By Kristen Nelson, DVM

Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life celebrates the deep bond between humans and animals. Set in a veterinary practice in Burnsville, Minnesota, the book chronicles Kris’ triumphs and trials as a young woman owning her first animal hospital. Experience each day as Kris did, from the joy of saving a dog’s leg to the agony of euthanizing a long-term patient. Marvel at what it took to untangle a snake stuck in a doorway, scaring the society ladies in the waiting room. Through it all, embrace the unconditional love that exists when we open ourselves to the wonders of the human-animal bond.

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minnesota where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City.

In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous radio and television interviews. Kris and her husband, Steve, share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

This website contains a guestbook and video book trailer as well as a video clip explaining why I wrote the book.

This website hosts additional information about my speaking, writing and background.


My blog is dedicated to providing people with information about animals. There are several categories including wildlife, poisonous plants, currents events and ask the vet. Anyone may post questions and I try to answer them as a service to the community. I receive comments and questions from people all over the world. Lastly, the section called “you make the diagnosis” allows people to test their veterinary knowledge. I post a case and follow it with the diagnosis under the picture.

I have written 6 guides to help students apply to professional school. They are sold as digital books through 3 different websites,, and

Veterinary Creative, L.L.C.

The book is available at, Barnes and Noble, Common Good Books in St. Paul and several other independent bookstores including Changing Hands in Tempe, Arizona; Tattered Page in Denver, Colorado; and Powell’s of Portland, Oregon.

I will appear via video link to book clubs that read Coated With Fur, free of charge. All the group needs is a high speed internet connection. Also, people may post animal questions on the blog without charge.


  1. Dr. Nelson will present and have a book signing at Common Good Books in St. Paul on Saturday Augutst 21st at 2:00pm. It's in the park so bring your pet!

  2. Join Dr. Kristen Nelson as she signs Coated With Fur: A Vet's Life at The Bookcase in Wayzata. The event starts at 7:00pm on Friday August 19th, 2011.

  3. The second book in the Coated With Fur series will be published in February 2014. Just before Valentine's Day, look for Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat's Love at your favorite bookstore.

  4. Please join me and support Children's Hospitals in Minnesota. On August 6th, I am a conversationalist at Table Talk in St. Paul. It is sponsored by CHA and helps fund the Pets Assisting With Healing (PAWH) program and the other wonderful work of Children's Hospitals. Further information is at