Dr. Kris Gonzales graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from UC Davis in 1988 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UC Davis in 1993. She worked in private practice and as a staff Veterinarian for the San Francisco SPCA Hospital for nine years prior to joining the Guide Dogs for the Blind in 2002. Dr. Gonzales has a special interest in canine breeding, obstetrics, and neonatology. She lives near Guide Dogs' San Rafael campus with her husband, son, cattle dog named Sadie Blue and cat named Speedy. She enjoys art, gardening, hiking, and running marathons.