Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC

Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC

Veterinarian
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Educations & Trainings

St. George's University SVM, Class 2007

Residency - Emergency Critical Care, 2010-2013

Board certification with ACVECC, 2013

Activity & Honors

Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society

Master of Ceremonies SGU White Coat Ceremony 2014

Keynote speaker Phi Zeta Induction SGU SVM 2016

Professional Memberships

American Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Florida Veterinary Medical Association

American Association of Industry Veterinarians

Publications

  1. Investigation of a heartworm treatment protocol in dogs in Grenada, West Indies; Pending journal acceptance J Vet Parasitol (2020) - T Paterson, C Fernandez, P Burnett.  

  2. Successful Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Following Cardiopulmonary Arrest in a Geriatric Chinchilla, J Vet Emerg Crit Care Vol 23(6) Nov/Dec 2013, 657-662. C Fernandez, et al.  

  3. A Serological Study of Dirofilaria immitis in Feral Cats in Grenada, West Indies J Helminthology, Cambridge University Press Vol 84 (4), 390-393, 2010 Feb 10. C Fernandez, et al. 

  4. Risk Factors and Characteristics of Canine Transmissible Veneral Tumours in Grenada, West Indies. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 2010 Mar; Vol 8(1): 50-5 R. M. Kabuusu, D.F. Stroup, and C. Fernandez.

Dr. Christina Fernandez

Dr. Christina Fernandez obtained her DVM degree from St. George's University in 2007 and membership with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008. She completed a three-year residency training program and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2013. Dr. Christina has a background in veterinary academia, private specialty practice, and more recently in the animal health industry. She has practiced in both the USA and abroad.

Dr. Christina is a published author and her veterinary interests include supportive care of the critically ill patient and management of complex diseases. She lives in FL with her husband (also a veterinarian), their two daughters, three dogs, one cat and guinea pig named Herman. Dr. Christina enjoys all things CrossFit and spending time outdoors with her family.

Recent Articles

Ear Hematomas in Dogs
Ear Hematomas in Dogs
What Are Ear Hematomas in Dogs?Ear hematomas in dogs, also known as auricular hematomas or aural hematomas, occur when blood vessels rupture in the earflap, or pinna. As the blood accumulates, your dog’s ear will swell, forming an aural hematoma.  Symptoms of Ear Hematomas in DogsIf your dog has an ear hematoma, an ear infection is often its cause. One sign of an ear infection in dogs is...
Dog Tumor Removal
Dog Tumor Removal
Any tissue in dogs, both internal and external, can grow a tumor. Since lumps and bumps can be many things, malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous), understanding their origin is critical to putting together the best care plan for your dog’s health. Does Your Dog’s Tumor Require Surgery?In all cases, your vet will examine the area. Often, your vet will suggest taking a sample from your...
Dog Spinal Surgery
Dog Spinal Surgery
Various types of disease can affect a dog’s spine. You will start to see clinical signs of spinal disease when something causes or puts pressure on a dog’s spinal cord. Clinical signs can also be seen with infection, inflammation, and other conditions that affect nerve transmission through the spinal cord. Compressive lesions are most common, but other diseases and conditions can cause these...
Dog Spay Recovery: What to Expect
Dog Spay Recovery: What to Expect
Spaying, or having your dog “fixed,” is a procedure that achieves surgical sterilization in female dogs. After being spayed, your female dog can no longer get pregnant. Most shelters will spay your dog as standard procedure before they can come home with you.  There are several benefits to spaying your dog. Spaying can help prevent uterine infection, reduce the risk of mammary cancer,...
Dog Neuter Recovery: What to Expect
Dog Neuter Recovery: What to Expect
Neutering is the term used for getting a male dog “fixed” or castrated. The surgery involves removal of the testicles and results in surgical sterilization of your dog so they cannot make puppies.  Why neuter your dog? Beside the fact that neutering will help with the problem of dog overpopulation, neutering at a young age can help prevent testicular cancer and prostate issues, as well as...
Dog Gallbladder Removal
Dog Gallbladder Removal
A dog’s gallbladder plays an important role in the general process of digestion and metabolism.  The gallbladder is associated with the liver, which aids your dog’s metabolism and helps remove toxins from their body. The gallbladder assists the liver by storing its digestive juices, which are called bile. Bile makes its way from your dog’s liver to their gallbladder through an intricate...