Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Lisbon (2000). Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM, 2008), following a 3-year residency at the University of Glasgow. PhD in Veterinary Sciences, in the field of Microbiology, by the University of Lisbon (2011). Executive Master’s in Management with specialization in Marketing by the University Institute of Lisbon (2010).
Assistant professor at the University of Lisbon, since 2012, lecturing and performing practical classes on farm on Production Animal Clinics, Reproduction and Obstetrics, Microbiology, Immunology, Herd Health. Published 40 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and 6 books/book chapters, generating over 1000 citations on Scopus. Has completed the supervision of 39 Master’s students and one PhD student, Currently supervising 2 PhD students and 2 ECBHM residents.
Managing-partner at a veterinary practice focusing on ruminants, since 2011. Has worked as a consultant on over 30 farms, mostly addressing issues related to milk quality/udder health, calf health, business implementation and expansion, and biosecurity. Has provided extensive training for farm, pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies’ staff, and veterinarians. Has worked as project developer and co-manager for the De-Levie (Israeli livestock trading company) farm, since 2018, which acquired 91.969 lambs in Portugal, in 2022, most exported by vessel to Israel.
Has contributed to knowledge transfer to farmers and veterinarians, through the organization of 25 conferences, including the World Buiatrics Congress in Lisbon. Former president of the Portuguese Buiatrics Association (2014-2017). Founding member and vice-president of the Portuguese Council for Udder Health (2011-2014).