Aty Puentes DVM, MSc, CVA Dr. Aty Puentes was born in Bogota, Colombia. In 2000, she received her veterinary degree from the National University of Colombia. In 2003 she joined the Smithsonian Institution as a veterinary reproductive researcher in Virginia. In 2009 she received her Master of Science degree in Natural Resources and Wildlife Management from the University of Connecticut.
In 2010 she completed the testing required for her to obtain her license as a small animal veterinarian in the United States.
Dr. Puentes moved to Florida to complete her small animal acupuncture certification though the Chi Institute in Gainesville. She moved back to Virginia in 2017
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical association and the World association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She has a very strong interest in pain management, geriatric medicine and surgery.
Dr Puentes is an avid traveler and enjoys pottery and biking. She currently lives with her cat Milagro, her dog Keyka.