Dr. Candelario attended Sacred Heart University in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was awarded her bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences in 2001. Following graduation, she went on to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. After finishing her veterinary medical studies and receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she completed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists (ACVS) in 2007. Immediately following her internship, she joined the staff of ACVS as an Emergency and Critical Care veterinarian. In 2008, while still part of the Emergency Department, she also started working with the Internal Medicine team. In 2013 she successfully completed a three year Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists and had been with ACVS ever since. Dr. Candelario is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. During her leisure time, she is a fitness enthusiast and has participated in various competitions. More than anything else, she enjoys passing the time with her dog/son, a cocker spaniel, and her husband. We were so thrilled to have her join the Animal Specialty Center team in March 2020, and to continue expanding the horizons of veterinary care.