Universidade Federal de Vicosa - Brazil: Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, 2004
Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital: Internship in Equine Medicine, 2008
Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center: Residency in Equine Internal Medicine, 2012
I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and went to veterinary school in Brazil, graduating in 2004. I was fortunate to have been accepted for an internship at Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital in Aubrey, Texas where I worked for a little over two years. During my internship, it was clear to me that I loved emergency medicine and neonatology above all which led me to pursue an Equine Internal Medicine Residency. In 2012, I completed my residency and master’s degree program at the Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA. I stayed on staff as a Clinical Instructor for two more years and then spent one year at the University of Montreal in Canada as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Internal Medicine before joining the Wisconsin Equine Clinic family in 2016.
I am board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Large Animal Medicine and have special interest in neonatology, respiratory disease, cardiology and gastroenterology. I love emergency and critical care medicine and enjoy working with geriatric horses and their owners.
During my residency I had amazing mentors, including the author of 2 text books in equine neurology, which afforded me exposure to many cases of horses affected by neurologic conditions. EPM and Wobblers syndrome are examples of diseases that I am interested in and have significant experience with. Other areas that I have extensive experience include Neonatology, Endocrine disease such as Equine Cushing’s and Gastric Ulcers.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my dog Chulo at home, hiking or at the dog park. I love to travel, read and learn about new cultures. And since my family is all still in Brazil, I try to visit them as often as I can .