Meet Our Team
Dr. Jaime Gonzalez and his wife Susan Blake Gonzalez are the loving owners of Bear Creek. The mission of Bear Creek is to restore spirit, mind, and body wellness using the new and ancient ways.
Dr Jaime Gonzalez
Dr. Gonzalez has over 22 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian. He worked for 10 years in two Veterinary Specialty Practices in Chicago. He also worked in several area zoos where he cultivated his love for wild animals. It was also during this time that he was diagnosed with a malignancy due to years of smoking and given a poor prognosis. This new challenge combined with natural stubbornness steered his career into Alternative Medicine modalities.
He combined his deep Native American spiritual beliefs with the practice of Holistic Medicine and never looked back. With an initial skepticism, but encouraged and guided through the years by the results of the use of Alternative Medicine modalities, Dr. Gonzalez has truly become an Integrative Medicine doctor. He believes with a humble and fundamental understanding that we never stop learning and he makes empathic listening an integral part of his everyday practice.
- International Veterinary Acupuncture Society IVAS
- American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association AHVMA
- American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture AAVA
- American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA
- Veterinary Botanical Medical Association VBMA
Susan Blake Gonzalez
Susan is a third-generation Floridian with a diverse background. Trained as a field biologist with an undergraduate degree in liberal studies and writing, Susan has extensive experience in higher education as a communications professional with expertise in integrated marketing, media relations, and advertising. Susan is passionate about health and wellness for both people and pets.
She combines her organizational and promotional talents to several key ventures - managing a holistic veterinary practice, healing touch for animals practitioner and the co-creator of the Red Fox Institute, a non-profit devoted to holistic care for animals. When not promoting wellness, Susan and Dr. G travel, camp, kayak, horseback ride, and take long walks with their Shelties, Spenser and Pearl.