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Rita Goncalves

  • Head of Service, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology
  • DVM Dip ECVN MVM FHEA MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Rita Gonçalves graduated from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) in 2003. After one year working as a small animal practitioner in South Yorkshire, Rita completed an internship at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. She then moved to Scotland where she completed her residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery and also a Masters degree in Neurology at the University of Glasgow.

She was awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology in September 2008 and became an RCVS recognized specialist in this discipline in 2012. She has been at the University of Liverpool since 2009 and became a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology and Head of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service in 2012.

Clinical Interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory brain disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Intervertebral disc disease

Research Interests

  • Intervertebral disc disease