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Dr. Andrea Hernandez-Bures was born and raised in the island of Puerto Rico. She went to University of Puerto Rico for her undergraduate studies and later went to Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary degree. Following graduation, Dr. Hernandez-Bures completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship in southwest Florida and then worked in general practice for a year as a part time associate veterinarian while doing research with the dermatology service at the University of Florida. The following year, she completed a specialty internship in dermatology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She then moved to Tustin, CA to complete a dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic.
In her spare time, Dr. Hernandez-Bures also works with the non-profit organization in her home island, Veterinarians for Puerto Rico, to help provide free to low cost spay/neuter clinics to communities in need. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their dog Vita, and their one-eyed cat Lupe. Both of them enjoy spending time with family and traveling.