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Meet the team

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Lars

Yiannis

Lars

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, I emigrated, with my family to Australia in 1979. It was here I nurtured my love of cricket, Aussie rules and vegemite! I grew up in the countryside and my father trained racehorses, so life was always surrounded by dogs, horses and obligatory stable cats.


After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1996 I worked in various parts of Australia as a mixed animal practitioner, especially black and white cows... Following a three year tour-of-duty working throughout the UK I discovered Lagos, whilst on holidays. It has been a love affair since then.


We are proud of what we have created with the Lagos Vet Clinic. We have managed to source all diagnostic modalities we need to provide a full integrated service for our pets and their owners.

 

When (rarely) not at work I occasionally have a chance to play golf or tennis, go rock climbing and share time with my fabulous mates, my lovely lady and our little son, Ziggy.


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Ana

Yiannis

Lars

  I finished my veterinary nurse course in 2011 and started to work in a veterinary hospital in Lisbon for a year. It was really good for the work experience but I always wanted to work in Algarve. And if it was closer to Portimão, my hometown, even better!

 

In 2012 I was giving my curriculum door to door when I entered Lagos Vet for the first time. I had an interview on the same day and they offered me a job. Love at first sight maybe?! It’s been my 2nd home since.


I’m now a mom of a 3yo amazing girl and I dedicate my free time looking after animals, enjoying nature and doing homemade works.

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Yiannis

Yiannis

Yiannis

  I came over to Portugal last January and I have been a part of the LVC team since the following February, 2019.

 

Previously, I was working for 3 years in the UK as a vet. I am originally from Cyprus and I got my veterinary degree in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2014.

 

My 2 cats came with me from the UK and they have been enjoying the Portuguese weather since!


My free time includes Brazilian jiu jitsu and baking for the gang at the clinic. 

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Kay

Mafalda

Yiannis

I came over from London in 1988 as a holiday rep and have been here ever since. My two children were born and raised here but have since left, each on their own adventures.


I first came to the vet clinic in 2008 with my little terrier: Churchill and we got on so well I stayed and joined the team!


Lars and I combined strengths to set up and open the new Lagos Vet Clinic in 2011, and have enjoyed watching it grow over the years since then.


I now have 2 dogs, (including Churchill!) and a beautiful cat called Breakfast!


Life includes a great social circle and a little travel when possible!


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Mafalda

Mafalda

Mafalda

I`m home-town Lagos girl! I began work working at LVC this October (2019).


 I studied Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon and worked there for almost two years.


Now I´m back in my home town and enjoying working with this fantastic crew.


I have two cats and five Labrador dogs which fill me with joy and happiness.


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Jessica

Mafalda

Mafalda

I was born in Lisbon but have lived here in Lagos ever since I can remember, growing up surrounded by dogs. Cats came a bit later but since then I have had cats in my life, I cannot live without them. For now I only have 3 dogs and 2 cats.

 

This passion for animals made me decide to study for a Veterinary nurse degree and I graduated in 2016 at Escola Superior Agrária de Castelo Branco. Since then I have been a part of the team here at LVC.


I like to travel and spending time with my big family.


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Andreia

Ana Filipa

Ana Filipa

   was born and raised in Setúbal but in 2016 I decided to move to the Algarve and join this great team.


According to the Scout’s Law “a scout protects plants and animals”, and this is how I developed my love of animals.


I have a fat cat that runs away as soon as my baby daughter starts crying.


I love countryside and bird watching. I also love going to Vitória FC stadium to watch a good football match. 

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Ana Filipa

Ana Filipa

Ana Filipa

 My fascination for our four-legged friends started when I was just a child.  I always knew I wanted to work in this field.  When I was little, I used to play with chickens, ducks, goats, dogs, among other animals.   


What I used to enjoy the most was raising chicks and ducklings in a shoe box, next to my bed.


In 2017, I graduated as a Veterinary nurse from the Escola Superior Agrária de Elvas, where I took various courses and also attended seminars and workshops.


I did my internships specialising in wild and exotic animals.   I worked for one year in a Veterinary Hospital in Lisbon; after that, I decided to have a change and ended up moving to the Algarve, where I joined this fabulous team in February 2019.


It is extremely rewarding to accompany the evolution of each patient after the treatment and TLC they receive here at the clinic. 

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Jenny

Ana Filipa

Jenny

  I was born in Cork, Ireland where I lived in the city with my parents and older brother but no pets much to my dismay. I had a longing for a four-legged creature since I can remember and perhaps it was this long unfulfilled wish that nurtured my love of man's best friend.


I trained as a dog groomer in Cork and spent some time enjoying competing in national grooming competitions and taking part in workshops while working under, and learning from, a very gifted and experienced groomer.

 

I went on to open my first grooming parlour in Cork city before moving to Lagos in 2013 and joining the LVC team as the resident groomer.


I love spending my days surrounded by my fabulous four-legged friends and our little son, Ziggy. 

Jenny