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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


I am originally from Portugal and graduated from the ICBAS - University of Porto in 2013. I have worked for four years in a busy 24-hour veterinary hospital in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto and for one and a half years in a first opinion practice in the UK. During this time, I completed the General Practitioner certificate in Neurology (GPCert Neuro).

I have completed a Neurology internship, followed by an ECVN-approved Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Anderson Moore's Veterinary Specialists, Hampshire. I currently work in a local referral practice as a Neurology Clinician, alongside my academic journey as a PhD student in the University of Cambridge.


Intervertebral Disc Disease

Veterinary Neurology


Key publications: 
  • Lopes BA, Ranieri V, Sanchez-Masian D. What is your diagnosis? Neosporosis in a dog. JAVMA 2022.
  • Lopes BA, Ives EJ, José-López R, Gutierrez-Quintana R, Abouzeid J, Freeman P, Redondo Garcia JI, Sánchez-Masián D. Cranial thoracic myelopathies (T1-T6 vertebrae): Retrospective evaluation of the signalment, clinical presentation and presumptive or final diagnoses in 84 dogs. Front Vet Sci 2022.
  • Fletcher C, Ives EJ, Kajin F, Seath I, Grapes N, Lopes BA, Knebel A, Volk H, De Decker S. Thoracic to lumbar vertebral column length and length ratios in miniature dachshunds with and without thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion. Vet Rec 2023.

Benito MB, Lopes BA, José-López R, Ives EJ, Gutierrez-Quintana R, Freeman P, Sánchez-Masián D. Demographics, clinical findings, and diagnoses of cranial thoracic myelopathies (T1-T6 vertebrae) in cats. JFMS 2023.

Postgraduate Student

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Person keywords: 
Veterinary Neurology