Animal wellness center of bonita warmly welcomes Kristina to our medical team! Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Kristina moved with her family to Southwest Florida in 1995. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and her Associates Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from Florida Gulfcoast University in 2008. After working for the State Attorney's Office in Collier County, and interning for a criminal defense attorney in Naples and the Public Defender’s Office in Fort Myers, she discovered that criminal justice no longer appealed to her and decided to pursue her passion and childhood dream of working with animals. She began by volunteering with local rescue groups, and working with the Humane Society of Naples. Kristina has been volunteering/working in the field of veterinary medicine since 2005. Currently residing in Bonita Springs with her boyfriend, Chris, their four cats: Vito, Chester, Cassie and Zak, and their Golden Retriever, Addison (Addi), Kristina is an avid Florida Gators, Florida Everblades, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago Bears fan. Very involved in animal rescue, Kristina serves on the board of the Golden Retriver Rescue of SW Florida as the medical coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her animals…watching her favorite sports teams play, going to ice hockey games, the beach, traveling, attending animal rescue events, and going to country music concerts.