Yolanda obtained her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1998 in Spain and after a period in general practice she completed an internship in cardiology obtaining the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology (2004). From 2005-2008 she completed a residency in Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a year in the Cardiology Service at the University of Liverpool as a Clinician/Teacher. During 2009-2012, she joined Borders Veterinary Cardiology Ltd, providing mobile cardiology referral service in Scotland. She returned to the Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies in 2013 as a lecturer in Cardiopulmonary Medicine, heading the service. She obtained her European Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 2009 and became RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology in 2011.