MVM DipECVAA MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
EBVS® European Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Rui Pinelas graduated from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal in 2003. After two years in general practice he joined the surgery service of the same university, where he developed a special interest in anaesthesia and analgesia.
In 2008, Rui started a three year residency in the same area at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), United Kingdom, where, in 2011, he also obtained his Masters in Veterinary Medicine. After a brief period back in UTAD and later the RVC, he initially became a part of the NDSR team in 2016. Following a brief stint in the north of England to enjoy the mountain air, Rui re-joined the NDSR anaesthesia team mid-2019.
Rui obtained his European Diploma in Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2014 and became a RCVS recognised specialist in Anaesthesia in 2016. His main interests are regional analgesia and anaesthesia for cardiac procedures.