Rodrigo Pinheiro de Lacerda DVM, DipECVO, MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology & EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Megan Duffy


Rodrigo graduated from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) in 2006 and spent the following six months working in a small animal hospital in Lisbon. In 2007, he undertook a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Animal Health Trust (Newmarket), and Willows Veterinary Referrals (Birmingham) where he developed a strong interest in Ophthalmology.

Rodrigo extended his clinical experience visiting several referral ophthalmology practices in the UK following his internship. During the next two years he further pursued this interest and obtained the General Practitioner Certificate in Ophthalmology. From 2011 to 2014 he completed an ophthalmology residency training programme by the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Barcelona (Spain).

Rodrigo was awarded the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2016. Along with a passion for surgery, Rodrigo also enjoys the challenges of the daily clinical work.

In his spare time, he enjoys the company of his Dachshund (Cacao) and British Shorthair (Areia), as well as playing football, tennis, skiing and, when back home, surfing.