Our Staff


Dr. Sydney Edwards, Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Edwards is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2013. Following graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Ohio State University. In 2018, she became board certified after completing a four-year ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Edwards then spent two years in a private ophthalmology practice in Charlotte, NC, before returning to UC Davis for a one-year clinical instructor position. Dr. Edwards joined the ophthalmology team at Animal Eye Center in July 2021 and purchased it from Dr. Lana Linton in January 2023. Dr. Edwards special interests include ocular surface neoplasia, cataract and glaucoma surgery, and equine ophthalmology.

Dr. Kristina Gronkiewicz, Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Kristina Gronkiewicz is an Illinois native who received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 2012, graduating with high honors. Dr. Gronkiewicz then completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Oklahoma State University and then a three-year comparative ophthalmology residency and master’s program at the University of Missouri.
Upon completion of the residency program in 2016, Dr. Gronkiewicz became a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. In addition to being a diplomate of American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), Dr. Gronkiewicz also serves on the ACVO’s public relations committee, helping pet owners understand the importance of veterinary ophthalmologists.
After her residency, Dr. Gronkiewicz left the Midwest and practiced at Animal Eye Center in Rocklin from 2016-2020. Dr. Gronkiewicz then relocated to Seattle and established an ophthalmology department at a multi-specialty private practice, working at Animal Medical Center of Seattle from 2020-2022.

Dr. Gronkiewicz is looking forward to returning to Animal Eye Center and the Sacramento area. Dr. Gronkiewicz loves all aspects of ophthalmology, but she has a special interest in corneal, glaucoma and cataract surgeries.

Dr. Christian Munevar, Veterinary Ophthalmology Resident

Dr. Munévar is a California native and graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 where his interest in veterinary ophthalmology began. He went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania and did his ophthalmology residency here at Animal Eye Center. He finished his residency in 2022. Dr. Munévar enjoys helping local primary veterinarians with their tough ophthalmology cases and enjoys getting to see a wide breadth of animal patients.