Dr. Mafalda Sardinha 

Clinical Manager

With over 15 years of experience in small animal practice, Dr. Mafalda’s focus in internal medicine, ultrasound, and lab diagnostics. Her expertise in surgery and emergency and critical care also make her an invaluable asset to our team. As a lecturer, post-graduate in Medical Parasitology, and PhD enrolled in feline parasitology, she is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. 

Her passion for animal care has taken her across the globe, gaining experience as Clinical Director for 9 years and, for the past 5 years, working in Dubai in a reference hospital. 

At European Veterinary Centre, Dr. Mafalda is dedicated to providing every patient with the best care possible, with a stress-free approach that prioritizes the comfort and well-being of our furry friends.

Dr. David Fierro

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. David graduated from Universidad Veracruzana in Veracruz Mexico and earned the Bachelor´s Degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2012. Following his graduation, he complete a three-years Rotating Pre-internship, Internship and Residency program  as a Specialist in  Small Animal Internal Medicine and Surgery  in Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM). He worked  for two years as a professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics in Universidad Veracruzana. Current member of the AOVET Foundation. He has been working in Dubai since 2020  and his main fields of interest and experience are soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as internal medicine in small animals. His favorites hobbies  are triathlon and traveling.

Dr. Susana Afonso

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Susana is a seasoned Veterinary Surgeon with years of experience in Europe’s leading veterinary hospitals. Her special interest in internal medicine and imagiology equips her with the knowledge and skills to address complex veterinary conditions. Her approach is rooted in the latest clinical practices, ensuring the well-being and safety of her patients.

At the European Veterinary Centre, Dr. Susana focuses on delivering precise and effective care, particularly in managing infectious and metabolic disorders. Her commitment to patient care and her expertise make her a key asset to our team, providing reliable and compassionate care for every pet.


Dr. Susana Chaves

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Susana graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Portugal in 2007 and has since honed her skills as a valued member of the veterinary teams in prestigious hospitals in Lisbon, Portugal. From an early stage in her career, Dr. Susana developed a passion for cardiology and imaging, dedicating herself to extensive training and courses in these fields. Her commitment to excellence in cardiology, imaging, and internal medicine is reflected in her vast experience, gained through close collaboration with emergency/intensive care departments and hospitalization units, where she has successfully resolved a multitude of clinical cases.

Recently, Dr. Susana embarked on a new chapter in her life, relocating to Dubai with her family in search of fresh challenges. Despite her professional commitments, Dr. Susana prioritizes quality time with her family and indulges in her hobbies of cinema outings and leisurely walks. Additionally, she has a keen interest in bodybuilding, further exemplifying her dedication to personal growth and well-being.

As a referral cardiologist and imagiologist, Dr. Susana is dedicated to providing exceptional care to your pets. Whether it’s specialized cardiology consultations or diagnostic imaging, you can trust Dr. Susana to deliver compassionate and comprehensive veterinary services with expertise and warmth.



Veterinary Surgeon

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the FMV, Lisbon, Portugal in 2000. He has carried out small animal clinics since 2000 and has been providing a specialty consultation service in Veterinary Ophthalmology since March 2002. He obtained a Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2002, undertook several courses in ocular microsurgery and cataract surgery using phacoemulsification in Portugal and abroad, and completed the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology RCVS (Specialty in Veterinary Ophthalmology) from the Royal College Veterinary Surgeons, in 2007. Dr. Rui is a pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology in Portugal, having been the first Veterinarian to perform phacoemulsification surgery with intraocular lens placement in animals, since 2003, and the first to perform endolaser glaucoma surgery throughout the Iberian Peninsula, since September 2009.

Additionally, he collaborates with Veterinary Hospitals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore, where he consults animals referred from colleagues in these countries. He is a Veterinary Ophthalmology Consultant for several wildlife centers and zoos, including Atlantis Dubai, the Iberian Lynx Recovery Center, Lisbon Zoo, the Lisbon Oceanarium, Zoomarine in the Algarve, and the Wild Animal Recovery Center in Monsanto, Lisbon. With several publications, posters and oral presentations held at the International Veterinary Ophthalmology Meeting ECVO-ESVO.

Come and Meet our fantastic Team

Amine Merzkane

Veterinary Nurse

Amine graduated in veterinary sciences from Mentouri Brothers University and since has been working as veterinary nurse in a mix veterinary practice. Recently moved to Dubai, joining EVC in 2023. His passion for animal care radiates through his cheerful and welcoming presence. With special interest in surgery and dentistry, Amine thrives to develop his skills and making sure our patients get the highest care. Amine is also a travel enthusiast and enjoys music and reading in his spare time.

Aris Abel

Veterinary Nurse

Aris joined the European Veterinary Clinic team in February 2024, bringing with her six years of experience as a veterinary nurse in a small animal practice in Germany.
Aris is passionate about advancing her skills and knowledge in surgical nursing, with particular interests in anesthesia, imagiology, and internal medicine. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her rescued street dog, Ida, and has a special fondness for our canine patients.

Yana Supyana

Veterinary Assistant


Haseeb Tahir

Veterinary Assistant


Christal Garces



Jomel Bruno



Ken Diaz



Come and Meet our fantastic Team


Monday: 8am – 8pm
Tuesday: 8am – 8pm
Wednesday: 8am – 8pm
Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 9am – 6pm


(04) 380 4415


Villa 63,

Umm Al Sheif Rd - Jumeirah


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