Ana graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Lisbon in 2003.  After a short period in general practice in Portugal, Ana finished an internship in Manchester and then worked in London, initially as a general practitioner and then as an emergency hours vet at our Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital.  She then returned to Lisbon for a soft tissue surgery position at the Teaching Hospital, covering first and second opinion surgery, endoscopy and basic interventional radiology, giving support to veterinary students and interns.  Ana returned to the UK in 2015 and has since gained a Certificate (PgC) in Small Animal Surgery and RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status.  Ana joined the team at the Mandeville Veterinary Hospital in November 2017.