Dr João Loureiro DVM CertVC DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS (He/Him)

RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology


João graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Oporto (Portugal) in 2001. He started working in private practice in Portugal when he developed a special interest in cardiology. In April 2003 he moved to the U.K. and spent two years in practice. In 2005 he moved to Liverpool to become a Resident in Veterinary Cardiology at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

He gained his RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2006 and his ECVIM-CA (cardiology) Specialist status in 2009. He is also an RCVS-recognised specialist since 2010. He has been an examiner for the Cardiology Speciality since 2015 and has been the chair of this committee since 2020. He enjoys all aspects of small animal cardiology with a particular interest in echocardiographic assessment of myocardial function and interventional treatment of congenital heart diseases.