Dr. Dani Bernard was born in Bolivia and moved to the U.S. with her family at a young age. From early on, she has loved animals and taking care of them. Her grandfather was a human orthopedic doctor and he would often share medical stories with her, so medicine was a big component in her life.
“From a young age I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up you could often find me bringing home stray cats, dogs and the occasional injured possum and taking care of and playing with our 5 dogs, 2 cats and a large hoard of small animals that my parents graciously allowed me to keep.”
Dr. Bernard spent most of her life in Florida. She received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Central Florida and her Masters of Public Health from the University of South Florida. Dr. Bernard was ready for a change and attended The Ohio State University for veterinary school, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (Go Bucks!).
Her professional interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, nutrition and emergency medicine. Dr. Bernard has also taken extra training in fear-free handling and places great importance on the gentle handling of all animals and is dedicated to practicing high quality and thorough medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Bernard enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband and their dog Roscoe, a sweet American Staﬀordshire Terrier. She also enjoys sketching, watercolor painting and being an active member of their Church.