EFOMV Scientific Committee

FELISBINA QUEIROGA - President of the Scientific Committee

Associate Professor with Aggregation of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) where most of the time teaches Internal Medicine of Company Animals and Oncology. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from UTAD in 1994 and Master in Oncology from ICBAS in 2001, she completed her PhD at UTAD in 2005 and the Aggregation tests in 2010.

Between 2007 and 2010 she was the Practice Director of the Small Animal Service of HVUTAD. Between 2011 and 2013, she held the position of Director of the Integrated Masters in Veterinary Medicine, also at UTAD, and chaired the Commission for External Evaluation by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education.

Incorporated the 1st UTAD Biosafety Commission in 2013. Between 2013-2017, joined ECAV’s Scientific Council with attendance in several working committees, with a special focus on the Management Committee of the UTAD Quality Internal System. Since 2016 he has been a member of the OMV General Assembly.

Author of more than 50 articles and chapters of books published in SCI journals and scientific presentations by invitation, in National and International congresses on the specialty. She has developed intense activity as a Copy Editor ​​and Associate Editor in SCI scientific journals.

In her academic career, she also received several Scientific Merit Awards, including those awarded by the Portuguese Society of Veterinary Sciences in 2002 and the Portuguese Society of Sinology in 2012.


Graduate in Veterinary Medicine by the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas – Abel Salazar (ICBAS) – UP, 2002. Works in the Peneda Gerês National Park (2002 and 2003) – Tissue Bank of Wild Vertebrates and Bird Recovery Center. Exotic Animals Clinic, since 2002. Master’s Degree in Bioethics – “Veterinary Pets and Ethics” – by FMUP-UP, 2009. Collaboration in the teaching of the Veterinary Medicine course at ICBAS-UP since 2007. Practice Directorate of the Veterinary Center of Exotic Port (CVEP) since 2009. Organization of the I and II Congress of CVEP, 2011/2012. Responsible veterinarian at Sea Life – Porto, since 2013.


Assistant Professor at the Universidade Lusófona in the discipline of Surgical Pathology II and Pharmacology.

Currently responsible for the anesthesia, emergency and intensive care service of the Veterinary Hospital Center.

PhD from the Universidad de Leon, Spain, in monitoring the anesthetic depth in the dog.

Published articles in the area of anesthesia in international journals.

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro since 1999.


Graduate in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1996). In 2011 completed Advanced Program of Management of Livestock Companies in Católica – Lisbon School of Business & Economics. In 2012 he was appointed Honorary Director of the Scientific Society of Pig Industry.

After graduation, he worked as a Veterinarian at Agrupmonti with Pratice, nutritional and medical responsibilities of the productions in the departments of Swine and cattle farming. Since 2001, he has worked as an independent consultant, having founded Sustaurusvet Lda in 2011, a company dedicated to the field practice (swine and cattle), production medicine, facilities, management, feed factories, pharmaceutical industry.

Collaborates with the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar in providing support in the teaching of practical classes of intensive pig farming.

Member of the installation commission of the National Action Plan for the Reduction of the Use of Antibiotics in Animals (PANRUAA) coordinated by the DGAV.

Member of the Monitoring Committee for the Aujesky Disease Control and Eradication Plan (PCEDA) coordinated by the DGAV.

Performed several associative positions.

Author and co-author of several articles and scientific communications.


Manuel Magalhães Sant’Ana is a specialist in Animal Welfare by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine and a researcher in veterinary ethics at CIISA, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa. For the Universidade do Porto, he completed a degree in veterinary medicine (2001), a master’s degree in bioethics (2008) and a PhD in veterinary ethics teaching (2014). He was part of the FVE / EAEVE working group that developed Day 1 skills for teaching animal welfare in veterinary medicine in Europe (2012-13). Was Newman Fellow in Veterinary Ethics, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland (2014-15). And his currently Vice-President of the Professional and Deontological Council of the Portuguese Veterinary Order and responsible for the VÉTICA-2022 research project – a structured approach to describe and address the ethical challenges of the veterinary profession in Portugal.


Graduate in Veterinary Medicine and Master in Animal Production by the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, and PhD in Veterinary Sciences by the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

She is currently Researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (INIAV). And also responsible for the Laboratory of Embryology of INIAV and the Team for Harvesting and Production of Embryos, licensed by Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária (code PT0305TEPIV). Member of the Board of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reprodução Animal.

Research Areas: Assisted reproduction techniques, namely the production of embryos of different species, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue, gametes and embryos, and the identification / resolution of factors determining fertility / infertility, both in research projects and in the conservation of resources genetic animals.


Graduate by UTAD in 1998 with a final average of 15 values, she also holds a postgraduate degree obtained in 2003 from the INA in Public Management. In 2014, finished her Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine in the scope of the Risk Communication – “Case Study: Dioxin Risk Analysis in Poultry Products”, with a final mark of 17 values. She started her career in 1998 as a sanitary inspector. Also worked as a veterinary doctor at the Bairro de Serra Health Care Group, located in Alcanede, from 1999 to 2004. Moreover, she was responsible for the official veterinary services. Division of Veterinary Intervention of Ribatejo, at DRARO (2006-2007); Head of the Division of Animal Identification, Registration and Licensing of Farms, in the DGV (2008-2009); Director General at DGV (2010-2011). Since 2011, it has been recognized by the OIE as an international expert to participate in missions for the evaluation of the official veterinary services of OIE member countries through the use of the PVS tool. Since 2012 she is Director of Services at the Directorate of Food and Veterinary Services of the Region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, at DGAV.


I joined the Portuguese Veterinary Order (OMV) in 1998 after graduating from the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). Over the years I have performed several interships in Portugal and abroad, in the area of ​​practice, surgery and reproduction of horses.

Since 1998 I work as an equine veterinarian. In 2001 I joined the faculty of the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, where I hold positions as Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinics.

Since 2012 I am a member of the board of the Equine Veterinary Medical Association.

In 2008, I completed the Pedagogical Aptitude Tests and Scientific Capacity at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, with the title – “Characteristics of the mare reproductive cycle in the north of Portugal – Synthesis work” / “Diagnosis and follow-up of gestation in horses – report of a practical class “.

In 2014 I concluded my PhD in Veterinary Sciences at the same Institute, with the title – “Bone Replacement for Bone Regeneration: In Vivo Studies and Future Clinical Applications in Veterinary Medicine”.

Author of several publications in national and international magazines.


Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, University Specialist in Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Master’s degree in Oncology, specializing in Molecular Oncology, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto, European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine in Dentistry by the University of Luxembourg and PhD in Veterinary Sciences, in the specialty of Clinic, by the Universidade de Lisboa. Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Since 2003, he has been dedicated to the companion animal practice, in particular general surgery, oncological surgery, reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, and stomatology. Since 2014, she has been an invited assistant professor at FMV-ULisboa, a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Animal Health Research and a member of the clinical faculty of the Veterinary School Hospital of the same Faculty. She also integrates the clinical staff of the Veterinary Clinic ANIAID, where she is responsible for General and Oncology Surgery and Stomatology. She is president of APMVEAC, past-president of the European Veterinary Dental Society, an elected member of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Veterinary Order and a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.


Graduate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003 by Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar of the Universidade do Porto (ICBAS-UP) and doctorate in Veterinary Sciences in 2012 by the same institution. He is a member of the practice staff and consultant in the area of Milk Quality at SVAExpleite, since 2003. And also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinics at ICBAS-UP and at the Faculdade de Ciências-UP. Since 2011 he is the President of the Portuguese Health Council of Úbere.


Responsible for the poultry health of the breeding sites, at Ovo D’Ouro Company (Valouro Group).

Participated as a congressman in several international conferences of reference in the field of poultry, worldwide.

Vogal- arguendo in Master’s thesis at the Universidade de Évora.

Co-author of several articles in the area of Poultry in international magazines.

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in 2001.


Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 1997, Master in Veterinary Public Health from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and PhD in Health Sciences from the Universidade do Minho. Graduated from the European College of Zoological Medicine, Wildlife Population Health. Works since 1997 in zoological medicine, having 18 scientific articles published in international journals in this field. Author of book chapters on necrophagous bird conservation, tuberculosis epidemiology and molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases in wild fauna. He is currently a researcher at the Center for Research on Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at the Universidade do Porto.


Graduate in Veterinary Medicine by the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMV-UTL) in 1998. Master in Animal Production FMV / ISA – UTL in 2003. PhD in Veterinary Sciences by the Universidade de Évora in 2015.

Member 2135 of the Portuguese Veterinary Order, since 1998, with activity in practice and surgery of companion animals, livestock and equine species.

He has been teaching at the University of Évora since 1999 and is currently an assistant professor, teaching in the areas of Anatomy, Exhumation, Surgery, Reproduction and Obstetrics.

Collaborator at the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidade de Évora in the service of companion and equine surgery and also at the Hospital Veterinário da Coudelaria de Alter.


Graduated with the Integrated Master in Veterinary Medicine by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon (FMV-UTL) in 2008. In 2008/2009, he completed a clinical Internship at CHV Fregis (Paris), one of the biggest french veterinary referral centers.  From 2009 to 2013, he completed a PhD about feline immunology at CIISA/FMV-ULisboa. Concurrently with his research, he was enrolled on the veterinary Teaching Hospital (Companion Animals) as a clinical internal medicine assistant. From January 2014 to December 2016, he came back to France and completed an ECVIM-CA residency program at CHV Fregis gaining the status of European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine in March 2017. Since April 2017, he works at the internal medicine department of the veterinary teaching hospital – FMV-ULisbon, with a special focus on the referral cases and endoscopy service. Concurrently, Rodolfo is also an internal medicine consultant in several national laboratories and hospitals and at the international veterinary platform VIN – Veterinary Information Network.