Countryside Animal Hospital is proud to offer an extensive selection of veterinary care services to residents of Alachua, FL. Our team of highly trained, professional veterinarians is dedicated to the health and wellness of pets. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training and development, you can count on our veterinarians to always provide care that is compassionate and informed.
Dr. Andrea Hernandez
Doctor Andrea Hernandez was raised in South Florida. She moved to Ocala to attend the University of Florida in 2007 (Go Gators!) where she earned her Bachelor's in Animal Science. She was awarded her Veterinary Medicine Degree from St.Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine. She also attended Purdue University for the clinical portion of her degree (Boiler up!). Dr.Hernandez graduated with her DVM in early 2011. After graduation, Dr. Hernandez worked for a progressive practice in South Florida before returning to Central Florida to be closer to her family.
Her special interests include clinical pathology, internal medicine, and surgery. She also enjoys practicing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys interacting, client education, and preventative medicine to keep pets healthy. When Dr. Hernandez is not hard at work at Countryside Animal Hospital, she is enjoying time with her animals (horses, dogs, and cats), family and friends. She enjoys visiting State Parks and exploring all the outdoor options our area has to offer.
Doctor Hernandez is looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
Andrea Martinez-Sheehy, DVM, MS
Dr. Andrea Martinez-Sheehy was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she completed her veterinary degree. After moving to the United States, she earned a master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Florida and completed two internships focusing on veterinary emergency and critical care. She subsequently completed the rigorous ECFVG program and succeeded at obtaining veterinary accreditation in the US, where she has been working as an emergency and critical care veterinarian for the past five years. Dr. Martinez is enthusiastic and passionate about veterinary medicine, and she brings to Countryside Animal Hospital a great amount of knowledge and experience.
Dr. Martinez’s special interests include educating pet owners about preventative medicine in order to help them avoid her other special interest, emergency medicine. Her medical interests also include internal medicine, and she is passionate about geriatric medicine.
Dr. Martinez’s free time is mainly spent with her husband and pets (dogs, cats, and sugar glider). She and her husband enjoy exploring nature and traveling both in Florida and abroad.
Dr. Cortney E. Wright
Dr. Cortney E. Wright joined the Countryside team in 2012, providing regular relief work and bringing more than 20 years of experience in small animal medicine. A 1992 graduate of The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Wright worked for Buttonwood Animal Hospital, the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Rolling Hills Animal Hospital prior to moving to Florida with her family in 2010. She and her husband Randy, have two children and a young and energetic, black and white cat named, "Clark." When she is not working, she enjoys, running, playing tennis, yoga and attending sporting events.