Get to Know Tristene Mikel
Tristene Mikel Practice Manager
Tristene worked in the food industry for about 20 years before deciding it was time for a change. She went to what she knew and loved—animals. She has trained dogs all her life, and the idea of being able to help animals in different ways appealed to her. Tristene loves veterinary medicine because she gets to learn something new every day, and bond with clients and patients over the years from their first visit to their last. Tristene also values the close connections she has with her team members, and being able to help them resolve problems and grow into their roles.
Tristene and her husband are empty nesters with three grown-up daughters, and they live in the country where the sun shines brighter. They share their home with two dogs: Dilly and Poky; five goats: Zip, Henry, Arnold, Charlie, and Zeke, and many chickens and ducks. In her spare time, Tristene enjoys training her goats, hiking, kayaking, camping, and bushcraft.