Dr Ana Reisinho is a Portuguse veterinarian who joined the WSAVA’s Translation Committee in September 2017. She recently translated the WSAVA Dental Guidelines into Portuguese and also translates the monthly Bulletin to ensure that our Portuguese-speaking members can access it easily.
Could you introduce yourself to WSAVA members?
I graduated from Lisbon University in 2003 and undertook an MSc in Medical Parasitology in 2011. The subject of my Master’s thesis was Canine Leishmaniasis. I have worked as a small and exotic animal veterinarian at Lisbon’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 2011.
What is your ‘day job’?
I work on rotation at the veterinary hospital and also work part-time in two other clinics, mostly in exotic animal medicine and surgery. In between, I keep up with the translations for WSAVA!
What does your role on the Translation Committee involve?
My priority is translating the monthly WSAVA Bulletin but I hope to start including additional content including our Guidelines and press releases. I became involved almost by accident. I had already translated FECAVA’s antibiotic use Guidelines for the Portuguese Small Animal Veterinary Association (APMVEAC) and, during 2017 World Congress, our Representative Member, Dr Emir Chaher, asked me to meet Dr Ellen van Nierop - and now here I am!
What do you enjoy about working with the WSAVA?
I have always enjoyed writing but didn’t imagine that I would enjoy working with the WSAVA so much – but I do! Translating the Bulletin has made me realize that we don’t stand alone. We are part of a global community and, together, we can make a difference for instance though our support for charities such as Mission Rabies.
What do you enjoy doing outside work?
I like reading, going to the movies and spending time with my nephews.
We are looking for additional translators to help us make WSAVA resources more readily accessible to our members around the world. Our translators are volunteers but we offer a rewards scheme to recognize their important work.
If you’d be interested in helping to translate the Bulletin or other WSAVA resources into your language, please contact Translation Committee Chair – Martin Soberano