A native of the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Hernandez received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and earned her DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 1998. A year later, she joined us at Santa Monica Pet Medical Center. Dr. Hernandez spent a year in Durham, North Carolina practicing animal medicine before returning to Southern California and joining SMPMC. She is our resident ultrasonographer, having attended hundreds of hours of ultrasound training. Outside of work she enjoys skiing, working out and taking care of her daughter.