Introducing Bruno Lopes – PhD student based in the Canine Genetics Centre

We would like to introduce you to Bruno Lopes. Bruno is a veterinary neurologist, from Southfields Veterinary Specialists, who has recently started studying for a PhD on a part-time basis at Cambridge University Vet School. Bruno, who will be based within the Canine Genetics Centre, will be investigating the genetics of intervertebral disc diseases in several breeds of dog, the aim being to improve our understanding of the genetics of this complex, debilitating disease that affects some of the UK’s most popular breeds.

Bruno is originally from Portugal and graduated from the ICBAS – University of Porto in 2013. He moved to the UK in June 2017 to work in a first opinion practice where he developed his interest in small animal neurology, and completed the General Practitioner certificate in Neurology.  He has completed a Neurology internship and an ECVN-approved Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery before moving to Southfields Veterinary Specialists to continue his Neurology journey.

Bruno has recently passed the examination of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), to become a diplomat and a recognised specialist – this is a huge achievement, so please join us in congratulating him!