Dr Luis Branco – veterinary surgeon and clinical director
I graduated in Veterinary Medicine from Évora University in 2005. Then I completed an internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the United Kingdom. I worked in the UK for over 6 years in a Small Animal Practice, either as a permanent, locum or emergency vet, mainly in Yorkshire and Lancashire. I also worked at PDSA, a busy animal charity and volunteered in neutering projects in Thailand and in the Algarve. In 2012 I moved to Lagos and worked at Centro Veterinario Girassol in Odiáxere.
Dra Stefania Amidei – veterinary surgeon
I was born in a small town of northern Italy. I grew up in a farm sorrounded by animals. Since I was a child I wanted to be a vet. During my college time I had a chance to come to Portugal for Erasmus at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria de Lisboa. That´s when I felt in love with Portugal. In 2018, I graduated at Universitá di Medicina Veterinaria di Teramo. My areas of interest are clinical and surgical practice. When I finished my degree, I decided to move to Portugal and started working at Petvet Lagos. I give my best to treat your pets, always with a smile.
Dra Lisa Costa – veterinary surgeon
I was born in Lagos and raised in Vila do Bispo. I love our land and nature, so the caring for animals was an easy choice. I graduated as a DVM from the Évora University in 2019 and previously was a veterinary nurse. I worked in several cities but finally decided to move back, as there is no place like home. Petvet is a fully equiped clinic with good casuistic, so I can dedicate myself to the areas I enjoy the most in internal medicine: infectious, parasitc diseases and dermatology.
Cristina Moreira – receptionist
I was born in Lisbon, but part of my family is from Lagos, this wonderful town. I always loved animals and it was with my dog that I had my first contact with PetVet Lagos. Really enjoyed. In the meantime, in 2017, I had the opportunity to work at the reception, as I like the contact with people and animals.
I immediately discovered my passion for cats, which I did not know. Presently I have my dog and four cats. I am very happy in their company. In my free time I enjoy being with my family, to cook, to read, to do Reiki and be in contact with Nature.
Annie da Silva – veterinary auxiliary and receptionist
I am dutch, married to a Portuguese man and come to Portugal (Alvor) in the eigthties. In the Netherlands I graduated as a nurse, but here in Portugal I worked for a long time in the Tourism for a Dutch tour operator. Because of my friend Nora, who was working at Centro Veterinário Girassol in Odiáxere, I could start working part time in 2014, which I really liked. And it was there where I meet Luis Branco. When Luis moved to Lagos in 2015 I decided to stay working for him at Pet Vet Lagos despite the distance between my hometown and Lagos. I am still working at my part time job at Pet Vet with pleasure and with really nice colleagues. I have a cat Napoleon ( in the picture) and I enjoy walking, cycling and reading.