Jorge Hernandez, PhD, MPVM, DVM

Courtesy Faculty Professor

Office: UF CVM Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Phone: (352) 392 2212 ext 1-4105


UF Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Classes Taught
  • Research Methods in Epidemiology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Seminars in Global Health
  • International Veterinary Medicine
Current Research Interests
  • Clinical epidemiology of diseases in food animals, equine athletes and wildlife
  • DVM University of Baja California, 1983
  • MPVM University of California at Davis, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 1985
  • PhD Colorado State University, Epidemiology, 1990

Professional Experience


    University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine Professor, also Center for Latin American Studies Affiliate Professor

2003-2007 University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor (tenure)

2004-2005 Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Bern Visiting Scholar

1998-2003 University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor

1996-1998 Texas Animal Health Commission Epidemiologist

1993-present University of Yucatan Visiting Scholar

1991-1996 University of Baja California School of Veterinary Medicine Professor

1983-1986 Baja California Department of Agriculture Veterinary Medical Officer

Selected Publications

  • Johnson E, MacKay R, Hernandez J. An epidemiologic study of anhidrosis in horses in Florida. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010 [in-press].
  • Preston S, Zimmel D, Chmielewski, Trumble T, Brown M, Hernandez J. Prevalence of various presale radiographic findings and association of findings with sales price in Thoroughbred yearlings sold in Kentucky. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010;236:440-445
  • King S, Puerto J, Sierra E, Erales J, Bolio M, Brown M, Hernandez J. Prevalence of lameness in carriage horses in Yucatan, Mexico. Intl J Appl Res Vet Med 2009;7:206-213.
  • Hernandez J, Krueger T, Robertson S, Isaza N, Greiner E, Heard D, Stone A, Bellville M, Condor-Williams V. Education of global veterinarians. Prev Vet Med 2009;92:275-283.
  • Ekiri A, MacKay R, Gaskin J, Freeman D, House A, Giguère S, Troedsson M, Schuman C, von Chamier M, Henry K, Hernandez J. Epidemiologic analysis of nosocomial Salmonella infections in hospitalized horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009;234:108-119.
  • Preston S,Trumble T, Zimmel D, Chmielewski, Brown M, Hernandez J. Lameness, athletic performance and financial returns in Thoroughbred pinhooked yearling horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008;232:85-90.
  • Kirkby K , Lewis D, La Fuente P, Radasch R, Fitzpatrick, Ferese J, Wheeler J, Hernandez J. Management of humeral and femoral fractures in dogs and cats with linear –circular hybrid external skeletal fixators. J Am Animal Hospital Assoc 2008;44:180-197.
  • Nollens H, Gulland FMD, Jacobson E, Hernandez J, Klein PA, WalshMT, Condit RC. In vitro susceptibility of sea lion poxvirus to cidofovir. Antiviral Research 2008;80:77-80.
  • Hernandez J, Garbarino E, Shearer J, Risco C, Thatcher W. Evaluation of the efficacy of prophylactic hoof health examination and trimming during mid-lactation in reducing the incidence of lameness during late lactation in Holstein cows. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2007;230:89-93.
  • Lindholm A, Hewitt E, Torres P, Lasso M, Echeverria C, Shaw J, Hernandez J. Epidemiologic aspects of a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in cattle in Ecuador. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine 2007;5:17-23.
  • Santoro D, Marsella R, Hernandez J. Investigation on the association between atopic dermatitis and the development of mycosis fungoides in dogs: a retrospective case control study. Veterinary Dermatology 2007;18:101-106.