Dr. Aty Puentes Partner Doctor | Ballston Quarter Heart + Paw
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 has a very strong interest in pain management, geriatric medicine and palliative and hospice care. In her free time, she is an avid traveler and enjoys pottery and biking.