Carla Puime Costoya
Veterinary Surgeon & Partner
I qualified and graduated in Spain, in Santiago de Compostela University in 2000 and then spent time in America volunteering in several hospitals; subsequently I moved to England where I have been practising veterinary medicine since 2002.
Firstly I worked for a large veterinary group in Yorkshire, eventually taking on a senior position at the main hospital; here I developed one of my two passions: diagnostic imaging, mainly ultrasound and endoscopy. My other passion is challenging cases of internal medicine: I love complicated cases that need lots of investigation, especially when it involves imaging. I also worked as a locum before taking a permanent position as Clinical Director at the Vale Veterinary Group in Devon; here I attended several courses on Western Acupuncture and I'm now able to treat pets with traditional manual acupuncture as well as electro-acupuncture. I stayed at the Vale until I recently decided to take on the path of Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets Bristol Emersons Green.
Due to my love for cats we have qualified and obtained the status of a Gold Cat friendly practice with a special focus on them. We have special designed cat kennels (cat condos) that help cats to cope better with stress and recovery while away from their owners. We have also managed to become a silver accredited practice on the rabbit friendly vet list at RWAF. I have a great passion for pugs but sadly lost my pug Winston, howver at home I have a French bulldog called Darwin. It is thanks to my dad's love for dogs that I became a vet; I grew up surrounded by 30 dogs, cats, fish and budgerigars.
My other interest, together with my husband, is the great outdoors, we love canoeing, cycling, climbing and our son Theo and daughter Alma love it too.