What role do you have at CNVH?
I graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) in 2004 and came to the UK in 2005. I completed a rotating internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Hertfordshire), before taking up a position at a busy mixed and exotics practice in Bedfordshire where I worked for 14 years; initially as a mixed vet and then as the Head of the Exotics and Zoo Medicine Department, seeing mainly first opinion and referral exotic and zoo cases. I moved to Chippy in May 2020 to further develop the first opinion and referral exotic service.
What are your special interests at work?
I really enjoy the variety of seeing small animals as well as exotics and zoo patients. I hold the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine with a Reptilian subspecialty and am an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. I enjoy all aspects of medicine and surgery of exotic pets and I am the head veterinarian for Woburn Safari Park.
What are your interests outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my young family and my pets (a crazy miniature Schnauzer and my two cats). Travelling and socialising are also favourites.