Dr. Chris Triola earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, located on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, in 2007. He completed his clinical year of study at Washington State University. Dr. Triola started his career in his hometown of Chicago, IL and later found himself back in the PNW living and practicing in Portland, OR. It took one visit to Bend where he knew that Central Oregon would someday be his new home. He is thrilled to be part of the Central Oregon Animal Hospital team and is looking forward to build new relationships with the Bend community and their pets. Dr. Triola's professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, geriatric care and preserving the Human-Animal bond. "Our pets are part of our families, and deserve to be treated as such, so I respect and understand the close bond that exists between them and their owners. I am proud to be able to offer the highest caliber of medicine-what I would want for my family to the four-legged members of yours." Outside of work, Chris can be found in his garage restoring antique furniture and enjoying the outdoor life that Bend and Central Oregon has to offer: hiking, skiing and exploring the area with his dog, Grandpa Rossy.