Veterinarian Dr. Melissa Christopherson

Dr. Melissa Christopherson

Veterinarian, DeKalb County Animal Services

Dr. Christopherson went to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean, where she developed her passions of helping strays and nonprofit veterinary care. She then completed her clinical year at Tufts University in Boston, MA. After graduation, she completed an internship in shelter medicine at The Oregon Humane Society. Upon returning to Georgia, she instantly fell in love with Lifeline Animal Project and is honored to join a team so committed to helping Atlanta’s animals.

Dr. Christopherson is passionate about shelter medicine and low-cost veterinary care. She spends her time at LifeLine’s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter. She enjoys surgery, dentistry and high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter. She takes special interest in behavior, animal welfare and accessibility to care.

When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a very proud mother to an 8 year old son, Eli, who has Down Syndrome. The rest of her family consists of her loving partner, 4 rescue dogs and foster pets in need of extra care. She loves running, hiking, adventures, veganism and Buddhism. Dr. Christopherson is committed to making a positive impact in the world by using her skill set to relieve animal suffering.