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New veterinarian starts at Incline Veterinary Hospital

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Dr. Kristen Moger moved to Incline Village with her husband and daughter in June 2013.

After 27 years of servicing the veterinary needs of Incline Village, Dr. Jim Lane is looking forward to his well-deserved retirement.

Dr. Kristin Moger is excited about taking the helm as the owner of the Incline Veterinary Hospital later this month. Drs. Lane and Moger invite you to come to the hospital located at 880 Tanager St. for an Open House on Friday, Oct. 24, from 2-5 p.m. You will have the opportunity to bid your farewell to Dr. Lane and meet Dr. Moger.

Dr. Moger grew up in Connecticut and received her DVM degree from the University of Florida in 1992. After completion of an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, she became an emergency clinician with employment in Stratford and New Haven, Conn.

Dr. Moger also served as an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac College, teaching Clinical Pathology to students in the Veterinary Technology program. She was later hired as the Director of Clinical Services at the New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine.

In 1997, Dr. Moger relocated to Monterey, Calif., where she continued working as an ER doctor. In 1999, Dr. Moger purchased her first practice in the central valley town of Madera, Calif.. She realized her opportunity to develop a lower quality, one-doctor practice into a full service hospital with three doctors, a large, well-trained support staff, and a beautiful modern facility.

Dr. Moger was able to sell her practice and relocate to Incline Village with her husband and eight-year-old daughter in June 2013. 

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Although Dr. Moger has cherished her recent time off, she has missed the many facets of being a veterinarian. Purchasing Incline Veterinary Hospital seemed the perfect way to get back to what she loves doing, as well as to become an integral part of her new community. 

Dr. Moger's professional interests include emergency medicine and surgery, clinical pathology, and care of "pocket pets" (rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, hamsters, etc.). Her other interests include baseball (a huge NY Yankee fan), and she is an avid softball player and coach. She loves to ski, hike, camp, and is also an NAFC-certified fitness instructor.

You may have seen her teaching fitness classes at the Incline Village Recreation Center this past year. Those of you who frequent the dog park would recognize her by her three herding dogs, Emily, Alex and Marty.

This article was submitted to the Bonanza by Incline Veterinary Hospital. Visit inclinevet.com to learn more.