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Sara Dias

European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal)

Sara Dias - European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal)
Sara Dias DVM, MSc, Dip. ABVP-ECM, Dip. ECZM-SM, MRCVS European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal)

Sara graduated from the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Lisbon in 2011. She went on to complete a residency at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, before specialising in Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine & Surgery.

She worked as a specialist at Kansas State University before joining the team at Pride Veterinary Referrals in 2019.

Her areas of clinical interest lie in exotic pet surgery and dentistry.

Sara belongs to the examination committee of the ECZM-Small Mammal, as well as being accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animals Science Associations (FELASA) as a Scientific Reseacher (A+B+C+D).

In her free time, Sara enjoys doing dog agility with her crazy border collie Pixie and riding horses.


Dias, S., Fernández-Flores, F., Pumarola, M., Recio, A., Novellas, R. and Martorell, J., 2019. Multifocal embryonal tumor in the central nervous system of a ferret (mustela putorius furo). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 28, pp.185-192.

Fitzgerald, B.C., Dias, S. and Martorell, J., 2018. Cardiovascular Drugs in Avian, Small Mammal, and Reptile Medicine. Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice, 21(2), pp.399-442.

Anselmi, C., Dias, S., Martorell, J., Navarro, M., Espada, Y. and Novellas, R., 2018. Ultrasonographic anatomy of the atlanto‐occipital region and ultrasound‐guided cerebrospinal fluid collection in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Veterinary radiology & ultrasound, 59(2), pp.188-197.

Dias, S., Planellas, M., Canturri, A. and Martorell, J., 2017. Extreme tetralogy of Fallot with polycythemia in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Topics in companion animal medicine, 32(2), pp.80-85.

Dias, S., Anselmi, C., Casanova, M., Planellas, M. and Martorell, J., 2017. Clinical and pathological findings in 2 rats (Rattus norvegicus) with dilated cardiomyopathy. Journal of exotic pet medicine, 26(3), pp.205-212.

Ardiaca, M., Dias, S., Montesinos, A., Bonvehi, C., Barrera, S. and Cuesta, M., 2016. Plasmatic l‐lactate in pet rabbits: association with morbidity and mortality at 14 days. Veterinary clinical pathology, 45(1), pp.116-123.

Dias, S., Anselmi, C. and Martorell, J., 2016, April. Pleural effusion in two rats (Rattus norvegicus) as a complication of dilated cardiomyopathy. In BSAVA Congress Proceedings 2016 (pp. 552-553). BSAVA Library.

Dias, S., Altuzarra, R. and Martorell, J., 2016. Treatment and evolution of an uterine leiomyosarcoma in an african hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) treated with chemotherapy. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57, pp.67-68.