Dr. Tere Hernandez
Following formal university training in Puerto Rico, she enrolled at Iowa State University in 1998 to complete her undergraduate studies. In 2004, Tere Hernandez earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University.
After graduation, Tere practiced in Saylorsburg, PA before taking an opportunity in Dublin, Virginia, where she continued to hone her skills in veterinary medicine and surgery for the next few years. In May 2009 Tere accepted her current position at Macungie Animal Hospital. Tere’s interests include dermatology, pain management and client-focused service.
From Tere’s perspective, veterinary medicine is as much a people profession as it is an animal profession. The ability to understand, bond and empathize with owners, she believes, is what separates good veterinarians from great ones and average veterinary hospitals from outstanding facilities like Macungie Animal Hospital.
Honesty and integrity are essential traits to Tere. She knew the first time she walked into Macungie Animal Hospital that it was the ideal opportunity for her. She loved how they blended a state-of-the-art facility with the welcoming, compassionate environment she sought.
Tere and her partner Nancy live in the Lehigh Valley with their daughters, Natalie and Nadia; their pets: Dana (as in Dana Scully, a lab-heeler mix with an identity crisis!) and the newer generation, Hermione Granger (tortoiseshell, long haired and brilliant kitty!), Ron Weasley (ginger kitty of course!) and Lily Potter (the newest, drywall-eating “half blood” puppy!). Tere enjoys scrapbooking and camping with her family.