PEOPLE: Bob Baker is one of several in his family to have practiced veterinary medicine. He worked in the San Geronimo Valley for over 30 years, and he retired this month, taking on a new role as Lagunitas Brewing Company’s “ambassador and in-house vet.”      David Briggs

Veterinarian Bob Baker inspected the back leg of a tawny long-haired cat on a recent Friday afternoon, searching, as the owners watched, for a small but deep wound that took a few moments to find beneath its thick fur. 

When he finally located it, he didn’t seem too concerned. “See the blood vessel there . . .