New Vet Susana Joins Aanifeira Veterinary Team

susana 4We are delighted to announce that Susana Abreu has joined the Aanifeira veterinary team working alongside head vet Claudia Valadares at the Aanifeira veterinary clinic.

Susana began her veterinary studies at the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) where she completed her course in 2009.

From there she moved to Spain, based in Barcelona and Cadiz, doing various internships lasting around six months or so, working with not only companion animals but also with horses.

Susana 1She then started work at the Hospital Veterinário de Montenegro working with companion animals.  This very reputable veterinary hospital also operates a series of courses for qualified veterinarians wishing to gain additional knowledge in special fields such as:  Surgery, Advanced Ultrasound, X-Ray, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Soft Tissue Surgery and Dermatology.

Interestingly the clinical team at this hospital, together with internationally renowned experts in the field of feline medicine, launched their new book “Gato sem Segredos” (Cat without Secrets) at the Porto Municipal chambers on June 29th, 2014.    The main goal, besides exposing the topics covered in the book, was to raise public awareness of the importance and increasing relevance of the cat as a pet.

From there Susana moved to working in two private veterinary clinics, first in Porto and then in another within the Santa Maria da Feira council before joining Aanifeira in May of this year.

Susana 3Susana’s special interests lie in dermatology, ultrasound and internal medicine.  She joins Claudia in the day to day clinical attendance with members’ pets and attending to the shelter animals.

She also works as an instructor with the veterinary internship students that Aanifeira receives from around the world.  With students coming from many different universities of various levels of curriculums it can be quite challenging for the vets in their day to day work but they take it in their stance handling it with ease and professionalism.


We are very pleased to have Susana on board at the clinic and warmly welcome her to our team.



About Aanifeira

Aanifeira – Associação dos Amigos dos Animais de Santa Maria da Feira is a non-profit/ no-kill organization with around 400 abandoned dogs and a small amount of cats in its care.
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