Growing up, Dr. Chris Anderson lived with her family in many parts of the United States, as well as countries in Europe and the Middle East. She came to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley, where she graduated with a degree in Anthropology. Giving up the vagabond life, she has made the Bay Area her home and has lived here ever since, except for four years to attend veterinary school at UC Davis, from which she graduated in 2001. She has worked in both private practice and animal shelters in the Bay Area, and has a particular interest in behavior. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and her small, but mighty dog, Vinnie.