Nob Hill Cat Clinic - San Francisco, CA - Our Staff

Nob Hill Cat Clinic

1540 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109



Our Feline Friendly Staff



Dr. Grace Carter (Owner) Holding Fuzzy Cat

Dr. Grace Carter (Owner)


Dr. Carter grew up on a farm in Illinois with cats, dogs, cows, pigs, and chickens. She studied biology and biochemistry before moving to the Bay Area to work in the biotechnology industry. After a few years in biotech, she went to veterinary school at UC Davis. Dr. Carter practiced in the Sacramento area before returning to the bay area.  She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with friends.  She lives with a geriatric house panther named Pretty Girl.


Dr. Claudine Gonzales Holding Calico Cat

Dr. Claudine Gonzales


Dr. Gonzales is a graduate of the U.C. Davis College of Veterinary Medicine where she received the Outstanding Senior Award from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Prior to attending veterinary school she had many years’ experience as a veterinary technician and in other animal care environments. Dr. Gonzales is a long-time cat lover and is sensitive to the needs of cats as individuals, pets and patients. She shares her home with several cat family members.


Michelle with a brown dog



Michelle joined Nob Hill Cat Clinic in September 2016 as a veterinary assistant.  She quickly fell in love with working with cats and has developed a strong bond with her work family over the years.  When Michelle first came to San Francisco from Chicago she did not have any personal pets but got plenty of kitty snuggles at work and during her cat sitting jobs which she did on occasion.  In 2021 she adopted a very happy, little special needs dog named Duke.  In her free time, Michelle enjoys cuddling with Duke in bed while binging Netflix and working on various craft projects.


Ninah Hugging a Cat



Ninah has worked in the veterinary field since 2006, first at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital before working at AIMSS in San Francisco. Ninah joined Nob Hill Cat Clinic in August of 2018 as a client and patient service representative, most recently becoming manager of our wonderful client services team. She has always enjoyed being a communication liaison for pet parents and providing the best care for our NHCC kitty patients. During her free time, she loves to lounge with her 16-year-old cat, Shaolynn. She likes to work on jigsaw puzzles while Shaolynn insists on napping on top of them. Ninah is also a big Warriors fan!


Anna holding a brown and white cat



Anna has a lifelong love of animals and has been working in the animal care industry since 2014. She transferred here from the SPCA August of 2019. She’s interested in history, theater, music, any almost anything written about in books.


Ashley Hugging a White Cat



Hi! My name is Ashley. I have been working in the field since 2018 and received my RVT license in 2019. I am also Feline Friendly certified! I love all things cats and working with them brings me joy (especially the spicy ones & geriatric kitties!). In my free time, I enjoy watching my favorite shows and doing self care. If you bring your white kitty or tuxedo, I might steal them…!


Erik Holding a White and Grey Cat



Erik joined our team in February 2022. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2020. Erik is the proud parent of two cats, Gizmo and Piper. When he’s not working with our furry friends he can be found oil painting, cooking, and playing guitar.


Stephanie Holding a Yellow Cat



Stephanie joined the Nob Hill Cat Clinic team in February 2022. While she is new to the veterinary field, she has a lot of experience providing support for others and was formerly a classroom teacher. She loves animals and hopes to one day have a furry highland cow. She is a pet parent to her cat Poe and her dog Howl.


Negin Examining a Leopard



Negin joined Nob Hill Cat Clinic in May 2022. She’s dreamed of being a veterinarian since childhood. Her love of animals led her to UC Davis, where she studied animal science. She hopes to return there for veterinary school in the coming years. In her spare time, she enjoys skating, trying new food places, and spending time with friends!


Kimberly Cuddling With an Orange Cat



Hi, my name is Kimberly. I like going to shows, cuddling my kitty, and all spooky things. I graduated from Humboldt State University with a major in zoology, and I’m very excited to be able to join NHCC!


Maria holding a fluffy grey Cat



Hello I'm Maria! I have been working in the veterinary field since the fall of 2017. I started out in emergency and specialty for a few years then went on to work in general practice. I have worked with many different species including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and rodents! I enjoy all the different types of critters and the care required for them. Outside of work I enjoy spending my down time with my big goofy doberman Kisin, spending quality time with friends and family, and just generally going out and having all types of adventures!