Dr. Wanda Gonzalez is originally from Puerto Rico. She realized at the age of eight her affinity towards animals. This affinity led her to earn her Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez and culminated in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University. She supplemented her studies with extracurricular experiences in laboratories, farms, clinics and a zoo. Prior to joining Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes, she practiced as an associate veterinarian in Chicago for several years. Dr. González has a passion for client education, emphasizing preventative medicine. Being bilingual has afforded her opportunities to build strong connections with clients from diverse backgrounds. In her spare time, Dr. González enjoys taking her dog Chilly on walks, trying new restaurants, listening to music, dancing, singing, working out & watching TV.