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.