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Dr. Christina Swanson is a graduate of Purdue University, where she received an undergraduate degree in 1978, and then her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1981. Dr. Swanson has been in small animal practice for over 30 years. Her main interest is the medical care dogs and cats, including performing ultrasonography, such as abdominal scanning and cardiac ultrasounds. Most of all she relishes the unique human-animal bond that she sees in all of her patients with their owners. She hopes that with her medical care that bond will be allowed to strengthen and flourish.
Dr. Swanson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, the Indiana Board of Animal Health Medical Reserve Corps, as well as a long-time member of the Bloomington Rotary Club. She is also a Board Member of the FS Bloomington Figure Skating Club.
She is married to Allen Parkes and has twin daughters, Jackie and Christa, as well as a stepson, Shea who is married and lives in Indianapolis. Shea and his wife Angie have Dr. Swanson’s first grandkids, Klaus and Bianca. She shares her home with two dogs, Priscilla and Bailee, and two cats, Sushi and Oreo. She spends time riding her American Saddlebred horse named Joe and enjoys trail riding with her husband and his horse, Charlie. When not busy with animal and kid things, she and her husband like to downhill ski, and she likes to ice skate, as well.