Dr. Ernesto Dominguez - Veterinarian

Dr. Ernesto Dominguez grew up in Mexico City.

Dr. Ernesto studied medicine for two years, but left to pursue his real passion: veterinary medicine. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After getting his degree, he completed multiple postgraduate training programs in wildlife centers and zoos around the world, including the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic, Arcas Wildlife Center in Guatemala, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, African Safari Zoo in Mexico, The Wildlife Center of Virginia, and the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa.

In 2016 he completed an internship in Raptor Medicine and Surgery at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. From 2016-2020 he was the Hospital Director at The Wildlife Center of Virginia. Dr. Ernesto has more than 10 scientific publications and book chapters in his curriculum. He is passionate about exotic pets’ welfare and strives for the gold standard of their care. He is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Ernesto and his wife, who is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), love traveling and spending time with their two dogs and three cats.

Dr. Ernesto is a member of the following associations:

  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV)
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) - Board Member
  • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)