Degree: Purdue University: Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and Doctorate’s in Veterinary Medicine Area of Specialty: Hospital Management, Preventative Medicine, Nutrition Organizations: NEIVMA, AVMA, IVMA Dr. Andrist is a Fort Wayne native. Not only did she grow up in Fort Wayne, but also at East State Vet. Her first memories at East State are coming in with her dad, Dr Bruinsma, and watching him perform C-sections. She loved watching him and helping the new puppies take their first breath. This is where her passion for helping pets and their pet parents began. She learned how rewarding this profession can be by learning from great teachers, such as Dr. Bruinsma, Dr. Ackerman, and Dr. Clemente.
After graduating from Bishop Dwenger, she attended Purdue University. She graduated with a bachelor degree in health science and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Now, she enjoys leading the team at East State Vet, as the managing veterinarian. She enjoys surgery and keeping pets healthy through preventative medicine and nutrition. When she's not in the office, you can usually find her spending time with her husband, Jourdan, their 3 girls (Abby, Jill, and Lucy), and their pets, Archie, Mackey, and Kona. Hobbies that help her relax and de-stress include: baking yummy treats, running races, and gardening.