Andrea Kaufman has been practicing veterinary medicine in Vieques for over a decade. Her first two years were spent working with the Vieques Humane Society, where she learned first-hand what a difference preventative medicine can make for animals and how receptive folks are to outreach. Dra. Kaufman currently splits her time between practicing in Vieques and on the mainland in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. “In practice I meet many, many caring people but also see the need for education of animals and their fair treatment in our community”. A long time vegetarian Dra. Kaufman would like to see kids get to know the healthy delicious life when choosing a homegrown diet. Andrea works with humane education because she wants to see children learn about a subject that brings so much kindness and health into their lives. Vieques children deserve to learn skills that will help them live a healthy and happy life.