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EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (DipECVIM-CA [Internal Medicine])

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Qualifications

2008 - Integrated Master's in Veterinary Medicine (IMVM), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2018 - European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (DipECVIM-CA [Internal Medicine]), The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2019 - Master of Science by Research (MScR) with Distinction (Clinical Veterinary Sciences), The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Biography

Marisa graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, in Portugal, after completing an Integrated Master’s in Veterinary Medicine, joining the FMV’s Teaching Hospital team in the same year as a member of the Small Animal Medicine and the Veterinary Blood Bank services. In 2013, on the pursuit for a future residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Marisa moved to the UK and started a rotating Small Animal Internship at Vets Now Referrals in Swindon, enrolling afterwards in a Small Animal Rotating Junior Clinical Training Scholarship here at the Hospital for Small Animals, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. In March 2015, Marisa started a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the R(D)SVS and obtained her specialist diploma from the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Internal Medicine) in March 2018. A Master's of Science by Research in Clinical Veterinary Sciences, at the R(D)SVS and the Roslin Institute, followed afterwards and was completed in March 2019 with Distinction. Marisa has then joined the University of Bristol, from April to July 2019, as a Teaching Fellow in Small Animal Medicine, within the Langford Vets Small Animal Referral Hospital. Since August 2019, Marisa has re-joined the R(D)SVS, as an ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) Veterinary Clinical Lecturer and has started her ECAT-Plus/Wellcome Trust PhD Training Fellowship for Clinicians in August 2020 with the Stuart Forbes Research Group.

Research Groups

Stuart Forbes Research Group

https://www.ed.ac.uk/regenerative-medicine/research/stuart-forbes

Teaching

Year 5, Final Year Rotations

Current Research Interests

Marisa's PhD is focused on the influence of cholangiocyte senescence and its senescence-associated secretory phenotype on hepatocyte to cholangiocyte differentiation. Marisa is also interested in all aspects of canine and feline internal medicine, although particularly enjoys liver diseases, immune-mediated diseases, vector-borne diseases and interventional radiology and endoscopy.

Research Interests

Publications:

- Ferreira, M. D. F., Mellanby, R. J., Gow, A. G. (2020). Serum melatonin in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunting, with and without hepatic encephalopathy. Veterinary Record, Published Online First: 23 January 2020

- Ferreira, M. D. F., Salavati Schmitz, S., Schoenebeck, J. J., Clements, D. N., Campbell, S. M., Gaylor, D. E., Mellanby, R. J., Gow, A. G., Salavati, M. (2019). Lactulose drives a reversible reduction and qualitative modulation of the faecal microbiota diversity in healthy dogs. Scientific Reports, 9(1): 13350

- Thierry, F., Ferreira, M. F., Paterson, G. K., Liuti, T., Del-Pozo, J. (2018). Canine and feline emphysematous gastritis may be differentiated from gastric emphysema based on clinical and imaging characteristics: Five cases. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 60(2): 136-144

- Ferreira, M. D. F., Garcia Arce, M., Handel, I. G., Breheny, C. R., Gow, A. G. (2018). Urine dipstick precision with standard visual and automated methods within a small animal teaching hospital. Veterinary Record, 183: 415

- Ferreira, M. F., Aylor, A. E. A., Mellanby, R. J., Campbell, S. M., Gow, A. G. (2017). Investigation of manganese homeostasis in dogs with anaemia and chronic enteropathy. Open Veterinary Journal, 7(4): 360-6

- Marques, C., Ferreira, M., Gomes, J. F., Leitão, N., Costa, M., Serra, P., Duarte Correia, J. H. & Pomba, C. F. (2011). Frequency of blood type A, B, and AB in 515 domestic shorthair cats from the Lisbon area. Veterinary Clinical Pathology,40(2): 185–7

Presentations:

- Ferreira, M. F., Salavati Schmitz, S., Schoenebeck, J. J., Clements, D. N., Campbell, S. M., Gaylor, D. E., Mellanby, R. J., Gow, A. G., Salavati, M. (2019). Lactulose drives a reversible reduction and qualitative modulation of the faecal microbiota diversity in healthy dogs. In: ECVIM-CA (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals) 29th Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 19-21 September (oral communication)

- Ferreira, M. F., Mellanby, R. J., Gow, A. G. (2018). Serum melatonin concentrations in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts, In: ECVIM-CA (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals) 28th Annual Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6-8 September (oral communication)

- Garcia, M., Ferreira, M., Gow, A. (2017). Determining the pH in canine urine: comparing visual and automated reading variability of urine dipstick analysis within a small animal teaching hospital. In: 27th ECVIM-CA (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals) Congress, St. Julian’s, Malta, 14-16 September (oral communication)

- Ferreira, M., Aylor, A., Mellanby, R., Campbell, S., Gow, A. (2017). Whole blood manganese concentrations in anaemic dogs with inflammatory bowel disease or confirmed iron-deficiency anaemia. In: 60th Congress of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 6-9 (oral communication)

- Ferreira, M., Breheny, C., Handel, I., Brown, A., Gow, A. (2017). Urine dipstick discordance between standard visual and automated methods, when performed within a small animal teaching hospital. In: 60th Congress of the BSAVA, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 6-9 (oral communication)

- Piccinelli, C., Ferreira, M., Hoare, J.E., Longo, M., Taylor, C.S., Liuti, T., Bommer, N.X., Cazzini, P. (2016). Malakoplakia mimicking neoplasia in the urinary tract of an adult cat. In: 2016 American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Concurrent Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States of America, December 3-7 (oral communication)

- Ferreira, M., Thomas, E. K., Walton, J. E. (2014). Frequency of crossmatch incompatibility between canine blood donors and recipients. In: 57th Congress of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 3-6 (oral communication)

- Pomba, C., Delgado, M., Ferreira, M. F., Gomes Pereira, S., Coelho Baptista, B. & Duarte Correia, J.H. (2009). Etiology of canine and feline lower urinary tract infections and surveillance study of antimicrobial resistance in Lisbon, Portugal. In: 19th ECVIM-CA Congress, Porto, Portugal, September 8-10 (poster)

- Marques, C., Gomes, J., Ferreira, M., Costa, M., Serra, P., Duarte Correia, J. H. & Pomba, C. (2009). Prevalence of feline blood types in the Lisbon region of Portugal. In: 19th ECVIM-CA Congress, Porto, Portugal, September 8-10 (poster)

Administrative Roles

Small Animal Internal Medicine

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