Dr. Kris Valerio was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Her love for horses began at age eight when she first began riding. Throughout high school she hunter-paced and competed in the jumper divisions on her horse, Blue. Kris attended the University of Vermont and graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2013. She then moved to Colorado and worked as a veterinary technician before applying to veterinary school. In 2020, Kris graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
She is very happy to be with Piedmont Equine to continue her education.
In her free time, Kris enjoys hiking with her dog Arra, stand-up paddle boarding, back-country skiing, yoga, and riding horses (of course!).