Financial Experience Manager
Laurie Gonzalez is the Financial Experience Representative at The Veterinary Cooperative. A dog lover for as far back as she can remember, Laurie grew up in Chicago in an apartment building that, to her dismay, did not allow pets. So at age 10, she launched a highly popular and lucrative neighborhood dog-walking service. Despite spending much of her youth dreaming of being a vet, she majored in psychology at the University of Illinois and chose instead to earn a law degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. While pursuing her degrees and developing an expertise in the area of child abuse, Laurie spent significant amounts of her time collecting and analyzing data for several research projects. She also provided psychotherapy for adults and children at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, and taught Psychology and Statistics classes.
Laurie and her family recently moved back to Chicago after spending several years living in the Los Angeles area and Nashville. During that time, she served as editor-in-chief and advertising director for the monthly magazine at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, CA, and treasurer/administrative manager for travel basketball and baseball programs. When not working, Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, volunteers at a school library, is a bit of a workout nut, and loves to hang at the beach with her dog Buddy. She is extremely excited to finally be working in the veterinary industry.