Veterinary Care Team
Kristi M. Pawlowski, RVT, BS
Kristi began working in a veterinary hospital at the age of 16. Immediately after high school she attended college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). After working many years in the veterinary profession, she left and became a Registered Dental Assistant. There are many jobs a person can love doing in life, however, there is usually one job you have a true passion for doing, and for Kristi, that was veterinary medicine.
In 1996 Kristi began working for Banfield as a Hospital Director and was quickly promoted. Her new position required weekly travel and Dr. Pawlowski and Kristi realized their new dream. They opened their first hospital in Folsom, CA in 2002 and their second hospital in Lincoln, CA in 2007. The most important factor in opening their own hospitals was to create a family – not just with their team but with the clients who grew with them.
Kristi believes in developing the team in a way to empower people and allow them to grow as individuals. She is active in numerous committees for the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), acting currently as co-chair for the CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Committee and current member and past-chair of the CVMA RVT Committee. In 2018 Kristi received the CVMA’s RVT of the Year Award for Private Practice.
In 2016, after selling both hospitals back to Banfield, Kristi returned to school, a lifelong goal. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Sacramento in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior.
Kristi lives with her husband, Dr. Pawlowski, three cats (Phinnaeus, Sabarri and Gaton) and two dogs (Kermit and Rowlf). Dr. Pawlowski understands he comes second to Kermit – Kristi’s true love.
She is looking forward to developing a new team at IVWC and meeting new friends and growing relationships with a new family.