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Ricardo Sousa, Highcroft Veterinary Referrals

Ricardo De Sousa

EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
  • DVM
  • DipECVS

Ricardo graduated from the University Vasco da Gama in Portugal in 2007 followed by a one year internship in a private referral practice in Barcelona. He moved to the UK in 2008 and spent the following three years working in a busy first opinion practice.

He then undertook a surgical internship at a large referral practice in Surrey, followed by a one-year rotational junior scholarship at Cambridge Veterinary School. In 2013, Ricardo joined the small animal teaching hospital of Liverpool University where he spent two years working as a clinical researcher and orthopaedic intern before joining a large Specialist practice on a three-year residency program, credited by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

In 2018, Ricardo joined a Bristol veterinary specialists as a senior staff clinician surgeon before joining the orthopaedic department at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals.

Ricardo has co-authored several research projects, presented at multiple national and international congress events and, in 2015, he was awarded the Leslie Vaughan prize for best clinical abstract presentation at the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association.

Ricardo is currently undertaking the CertAVP in imaging and is an examiner of the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies. Ricardo enjoys all aspects of surgery with a particular interest in total joint replacement.

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