Personal profile


Yolanda qualified from Spain in 1998 and after a period in general practice she completed an internship in cardiology obtaining the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology (2004). From 2005-2008 she completed a residency in Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a year in the Cardiology Service at the University of Liverpool as a Clinician/Teacher. During 2009-2012, she joined Borders Veterinary Cardiology Ltd, providing mobile cardiology referral service in Scotland. She returned to the R(D)SVS in 2013 and is a senior lecturer in Cardiopulmonary Medicine. Yolanda is a European Specialist in Cardiology since 2009 and RCVS Recognised Specialist since 2011. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2018 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2021.


Licenciada en Medicina Veterinaria, 1998, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain

RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology, 2004

European Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology, 2009

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, 2011

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2018

Current Research Interests

Heart rate variability and circadian rhythms in dogs

Novel diagnostic tools for the management of atrial fibrillation in dogs

Workplace-based assessment tools for clinical competences


Year GEP

The Aninal Body Systems and Cases

Year 3

Dog & Cat Clinical Foundation Course

Year 5

Final Year Rotations

Student Selected Research Component 2



Clinical Expertise and Specialisation


Cardiopulmonary medicine

Research students

Maria Ines Oliveira


Administrative Roles

Program Director of the ECVIM-CA(Cardiology) residency program

Exam board member for Y3 D&C course of R(D)SVS

Chair of ECVIM-CA General examination committee

RCVS CertAVP examiner

Member of the Competency Track Group of the R(D)SVS

Member of the Learning & Teaching committee of the R(D)SVS

Member of the HfSA sustainability group, R(D)SVS

Member of the Edinburgh Vet CEG (Clinical Educators Group), R(D)SVS

Education/Academic qualification

Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, LdaVet, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

External positions

External Examiner DUC


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