Meet Our Team

Maria Gonzales D.V.M.


“Veterinary medicine combines my interest in science and medicine with my passion for caring for animals. I find it a challenge to diagnose and treat patients who can’t speak for themselves and tell us what’s going on, on top of the fact that every patient is unique. I enjoy working with owners to give the best care I can for their pets.”

DVM: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

BSC: Biology, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Member: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County.

Heather Wright D.V.M.


“I like working with animals and their owners to help keep everyone healthy and happy. There is never a boring day! I love the variety of veterinary medicine: dermatology, ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, dentistry and acupuncture, to name a few. Pets’ owners are fun to be around, and the stories are great.”

DVM: Texas A & M University, College Station, TX Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

BA: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Member: International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County.

Hospital Manager


With over 20 years of experience, Tracey is currently acting facility manager of Pets First. She has had a love of animals since childhood and currently has 3 of her own dogs as well as 3 grand dogs. Her empathy for both animals and their owners is fueled by a genuine concern demonstrated by personally caring for numerous fosters, as well as involvement with rescue organizations. Happily married with two grown children, Tracey strives to help make Pets First family oriented, while maintaining one of the most professional clinics in San Antonio.


Elisa C. Garcia, LVT (Technician Supervisor)

Elisa is one of our dedicated technicians who joined our practice in 2003. She has been working in the veterinary field for more than 10 years. She earned her technician’s degree from Palo Alto College in San Antonio in 2005. Elisa mostly enjoys working in surgery and caring for hospitalized patients. As a veterinary nurse, she makes sure your pet gets the best medical attention and all the hugs and kisses they will allow her to give. When she is not taking care of your four-legged companions, she spends her time relaxing at home with her husband and her adopted Dachshund/Terrier mix NuttZ.                                                            


Crystal is a compassionate Veterinary Technician who joined Pets First Veterinary Center in 1998. Her main focus is dentistry, and finds dental cleanings to be very rewarding for herself and her patients. She is also a big advocate of microchipping pets to make sure they return home if they become lost. She carries her love of animals home to her her two cats Judge Willis and Knox. Personally, she enjoys spending quality time with her spouse of 15 years and her 11 year old daughter. In her off time she also enjoys traveling with her family to beach destinations.  


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Daisy started in veterinary medicine in 2019 when she graduated for Palo Alto College with a degree in Veterinary Science. She will be looking to complete her State and National certificate tests this year to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. When she is not at work she is at home taking care or her dog Kia and her small assortment of farm animals.

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Beata joined Pets First Veterinary Center in 2005. She is originally from Poland but she has lived in San Antonio since 2003. Beata is currently pursuing her masters in Healthcare Management at Texas A&M University. She grew up having animals and has always had a heart for animals in need. Beata found her passion working with animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog Martini. 


Ernest has been working at Pets First Veterinary Center since October of 2005. He loves animals. Ernest has a special heart for taking care of our clients' loved ones. He is a huge super hero fan and collects classic TV series. Ernest is a fun Texas guy who just enjoys life.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Thanks for the great peace of mind when I bring Oreo in . . . I know he is always getting the most technically advanced treatment that veterinary medicine has to offer! Thanks so much . . . I trust my best friend in your hands! Thanks so much for all that you have done for us!

    You guys are the best pet clinic in the area--really!"
    Steve & "Oreo"
  • "Dr. Gonzales, thanks for making my life easy when it comes to bringing Hershey in to the see you! Although, I think he may have a crush! I am convinced it's a crush . . . or those treats are doggone divine! But how could any four-legged creature resist? In all seriousness, thanks for providing Hershey and me the finest. most complete pet care available . . . with a lot of love. I have seen a lot of vets in the past and your genuine love and care is truly rare."
    Jennifer & "Hershey"
  • "Thanks to the Drs and professional staff at Pets First Veterinary Center. I feel like you all truly love what you do! Every time I come in to see you, both me and my kitten have had such a pleasant experience. Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable--I'm really impressed! Ever since I moved to San Antonio you have made me feel so welcome to the area and to your family."
    Jack & "Jill"
  • "Thanks Dr. Gonzales for your loving and professional care for our newest family member! We appreciate you and your staffs' genuine concern for all our pets for the past 10 years. We have always felt like we have been treated as part of the Pets First Veterinary Center family. Its so reassuring to know that we don't have to worry when we leave our dog for medical treatment or a boarding stay. Thank you so much!"
    The Johnson Family & "Magic"
  • "I think the world of Dr. Wright. Not only does she and team at Pets First Veterinary Center provide the best veterinary care possible, but also unmatched personal service and of course lots of love! I trust you with my most precious posessions...and refer all my friends and family to Pets First Veterinary Center.

    Thanks so much to all of you!"
    Maya, "Amor & Abrazo"