Christian Fortner, DVM

Dr. Christian Fortner joins the Destin team from Folsom, Louisiana, which is just an hour north of New Orleans. He graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2024. While at LSU, Dr. Fortner was involved in many extracurricular activities including the Veterinary Business Management Association, Diagnostic Imaging Club, and the Wildlife and Raptor Rehabilitation Unit.

Dr. Fortner not only cares for dogs and cats, but also has a special interest in wildlife, zoological, avian, and exotic animal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Companion Mammal Veterinarians, and is Fear Free Certified. He champions the importance of the human animal bond across all species.

Dr. Fortner currently resides in Destin, Fl with his mixed breed dog, Autumn and Ecletus Parrot, Tequila. During his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends. His hobbies include fishing, boating, SCUBA diving, and exploring all the things nature has to offer in the panhandle.

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