Alvaro Garcia Bonilla obtained his Veterinary Degree in 2005 from University of Cordoba (Spain), followed by two internships in Spain; One at a private practice and the second one at University of Barcelona (2006-08). Then, he moved to Canada where he completed a surgical internship at Milton Equine Hospital (2009-10), followed by an orthopedic research fellowship at University of Pennsylvania (USA) (2010-11).
After all this training, he went to The Ohio State University where he obtained a Master of Science focus on the stifle and subchondral cystic lesions at the same time that he completed an equine surgical residency (2011-14). In February 2015, he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. After finishing his residency, he stayed at The Ohio State University as an Emergency and Surgery Clinical Instructor for one year followed by locums at University of Montreal (Canada) and Charles Sturt University (Australia).
During 2016, he worked as an equine surgeon at Langford Equine Centre (University of Bristol, UK) before joining the surgery team at University of Montreal as an assistant professor in equine surgery in October 2016. He is the director of the research lab in clinically applicable and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Montreal.