Margarida started practising General Hospital Nursing but her love for healthcare impelled her to go on to study Veterinary Medicine. While working as a mixed practice veterinarian she finished her Masters in Conservation Biology, mostly focusing on zoonotic parasitic diseases. She then went on to complete a PhD in Veterinary Sciences, later working at the Virology Department at the National Animal Health Reference Laboratory in Portugal. Her understanding and desire to see a One Medicine approach in practice motivated her to volunteer both for human and animal health NGOs. With a strong belief in the benefits of One Medicine and what Humanimal Trust stands for, Margarida moved to the UK to take up the Science Officer post in September 2019.
Science Officer, RN, DVM MSc PhD MRCVS