Dr. Jose Alonso graduated from the University of Havana in Havana, Cuba in 1978 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. 
After graduation, he practiced veterinary medicine in Havana for over ten years. His practice included treating large farm animals. He made regular house calls to Dairy Farms all over Cuba taking care of their cattle. 

Later he moved to Madrid, Spain where he joined a more traditional practice treating only dogs and cats. In 1993, he moved to Miami, Florida, and joined Dr. Winchester in his practice at the Eureka Animal Clinic. 

Dr. Alonso brought with him extensive medical experience as well as his excellent language skills. 

Before deciding to pursue veterinary medicine, Dr. Alonso enjoyed a promising start as a baseball pitcher in Cuba. He received the honor of being selected to attend a special school for promising young baseball players.