Dr. Espinheira received his LMV in Veterinary Medicine from Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro University (Vila Real, Portugal) in 2002. He was a Leonardo DaVinci scholar in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Barcelona University for 6 months. He then worked 2.5 years in a private small animal practice in Porto (Portugal). In 2006 he completed a small animal internship at Animal Medical Centre (Manchester, UK). After that, Dr. Espinheira worked in a small animal practice in Birmingham (UK) for a year. In 2008 he completed a surgical fellowship at Michigan State University. In 2009 he completed a small animal rotating internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2012 he completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin. Dr. Espinheira became board certified in Comparative Ophthalmology in 2013 and is currently an assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology at Cornell University-College of Veterinary Medicine.