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. Having grown up in a big city, I never had the opportunity to have horses as a child/teenager, but they’ve always been my passion. My family was not surprised at all when I decided to pursue veterinary medicine as a teenager, but they were amazed when I told them I would be working with horses only.
My first very real interaction with horses was during the first year of vet school. From that moment on, I would spend my summers and any breaks volunteering at the Large Animal Hospital and Equine Breeding Centers at the University learning everything I could about horses and the industry. I’ve never looked back and after graduating from the Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil in 2004 I set as my goal to come to America and pursue a veterinary career here. I was lucky to have been accepted for an internship at Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital in Aubrey, Texas where I worked for a little over 2 years. During my internship, it was clear to me that I loved emergency medicine and neonatology above all and that led me to pursue an Equine Internal Medicine Residency. In 2012 I completed my residency at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA; a Virginia Tech campus. I stayed on staff as a clinical instructor for 2 more years and then spent one year at the University of Montreal in Canada as a clinical instructor. Shortly after that I’ve moved to Wisconsin to join the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital family.
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 .