Welcome to Sabela Atencia
22nd May 2017
We are very pleased to welcome to the Highcroft family, Sabela Atencia, European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Sabela graduated from Complutense University, Madrid in 2008. After graduation, she worked in a general practice in Leamington Spa, UK, and subsequently completed a small animal internship in a referral hospital in Hertfordshire.
Sabela then joined the Small Animal Internal Medicine referral team at the University College of Dublin, Ireland, in 2010, and completed a four year residency program in 2014.
After her residency, she then completed a two year Masters degree on the subject of muscular dystrophy in the Japanese Spitz breed. This work helped to discover the underlying mutation of the disease and a genetic test was developed. While finishing the Masters, she worked for nearly two years as a Referral Medicine Clinician in a private referral hospital in Bath, UK.
Sabela obtained the European Diploma in Small Animal Internal Medicine in March 2017, becoming Specialist in Small Animal Medicine. She joined Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in May 2017.
Sabela enjoys all aspects of canine and feline Internal Medicine, but is particularly interested in endoscopy, endocrinology and genetics.
Welcome to the team Sabela!
If you'd like to refer a case to Sabela, please call 01275 838473 or use our online referral form.