Lorena Alvarez Minguez
Lorena graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2016. Following graduation, she worked as a first opinion veterinary surgeon in Spain for two years. In 2018, she moved to Valencia to undertake an Emergency and Critical Care Internship. In order to continue her training, in 2020 Lorena moved to the UK and spent nine months working in a busy veterinary hospital near Liverpool.
Lorena joined Southfields in January 2021. She has a strong interest in Critical Care, in which she would like to become a specialist in the future.
In her spare time, Lorena loves spending time with her dog Neska, a ten-year-old crossbreed. She also enjoys travelling, playing outdoor sports and listening to music.
Daniel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2019 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
After this, he worked locally at Cherrydown vets in Basildon. As a student, Daniel spent a lot of time in referral centres, including Southfields. It was his experience within these, and during his time at Cherrydown, where he developed a keen interest in neurology and surgery.
In his free time, Daniel likes to be involved in a lot of sport – when he’s not caring for his fur babies! He spends the majority of his time as a football referee across the national league and occasionally playing in the odd charity game or two. As well as football, he also enjoys playing cricket.
Daniel joined the team at Southfields in July 2021.
Isabel Calvo Saiz
Internal Medicine Intern
Isabel, originally from Valencia, Spain, completed her veterinary undergraduate degree at the University Cardenal Herrera CEU in 2017. Later that year she moved to the UK and worked in a busy first opinion practice for over two years before enrolling on a small animal rotating internship at Pride Veterinary Centre in 2020.
Isabel is interested in all fields of internal medicine but especially in gastroenterology and endocrinology.
Following the experience gained on the rotating internship, Isabel joins the Internal Medicine team at Southfields Veterinary Specialists to improve her knowledge in this field. Outside work, she loves spending time with her two cats Cosmo and Carbón, and also enjoys cooking, hiking and dancing!
Diagnostic Imaging Intern
Ana qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2018.
During her time at university, Ana studied for one year in Spain at the University of Mexico. After graduation, she assisted for a few months in her home country in a small animal clinic. In 2019, Ana moved to the UK and enrolled in a Graduate Programme and worked as a mobile vet in West Sussex for almost two years.
Ana started a two-year-long small animal medicine certificate in September and joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists in May 2021.
Outside of work Ana enjoys long countryside walks with her partner and their two dogs.
Vasileia graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015. After graduating she moved to the UK and worked in a busy small animal practice in Kent. In July 2017, Vasileia started a small animal rotating internship in a private multidisciplinary hospital in Hampshire. After completing the rotating internship, she returned to first opinion practice and worked in various practices around Hampshire and Essex, while undergoing a postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery. In April 2020, Vasileia joined the University of Liverpool as a locum surgery and anaesthesia intern for 6 months, before joining Southfields Veterinary Specialists as a surgical intern in October 2020. She enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery but is especially interested in reconstructive, gastrointestinal surgery and fracture repair.
In her spare time, Vasileia enjoys playing computer games, travelling and spending time with friends.
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