RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology
Joao works as a clinical cardiologist (Head of Service) in a multidisciplinary referral hospital in London. He graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Oporto (Portugal) in 2001 and started working in private practice in Portugal when he developed a special interest in cardiology. In April 2003 he moved to the UK and spent two years in practice. In 2005 he became a Resident in Veterinary Cardiology at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital – University of Liverpool. He gained his RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2006 and his ECVIM-CA (cardiology) Specialist status in 2009. He is also an RCVS-recognised specialist since 2010. He has been an examiner for the Cardiology Speciality since 2015 and has been the chair of this committee since 2020. He enjoys all aspects of small animal cardiology with a particular interest in echocardiographic assessment of myocardial function and interventional treatment of congenital heart diseases.