Fernando graduated as a veterinarian in Madrid (Spain) and worked for a number of years in small animal practice and research both in Spain and in the UK. He completed an intership and then a residency in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at the University of Bristol (UK). He obtained the Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia by the RCVS in 2007 and became an European Diplomate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2011 (ECVAA).
Over the years, Fernando has worked as anaesthesiologist at both private and university teaching hospitals in the UK and Australia, and he has headed the anaesthesia departments of various and prestigious referral hospitals. He returned to Australia in 2017 to lead the veterinary anaesthesia department at the University of Sydney. In 2018, he set up Animal Anaesthesia and Analgesia (3A) as a company to provide education and services related to veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia