My name is Cristina. I am one of the full time Veterinary Surgeons of the V4P Speke team. I qualified from the University of Madrid in 2001 and have been working in the UK since graduation. I have completed a one-year rotating internship at a busy referral practice in Essex and since then I have worked in first opinion and referral both in hospital and branch settings. In 2011 I gained a GP Certificate in Dermatology awarded by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) and I am currently enrolled for the Postgraduate Certificate on the same subject.
I have consequently undertook referral cases in Dermatology having a particular interest in allergic skin disease. I have also developed a strong interest in Phytotherapy (commonly known as Herbal medicine) and gained further formal qualifications on this subject by the College of Integrative Veterinary Practice (CIVT). I do enjoy applying this knowledge into my day to day practice in combination with modern medicine to approach mostly chronic cases in a holistic way.
I am a member of British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group ( BVDSG) and British Association of Veterinary Herbalists ( BAHV) When I am not looking under the microscope and off work, I enjoy spending time with my cat “Talullah” and walking with my little French Bulldog “ Spot”, training in the Gym and a little bit of Salsa dancing!