Ana Jacinto graduated from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Vila Real, Portugal. She then spent several years working in general practice in Portugal before undertaking an internship at Cambridge University. This was followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Edinburgh where Ana continued to work as a locum lecturer. She worked in the internal medicine service in a busy referral veterinary hospital in Paris, France and in a large referral centre in Hertfordshire, England, before joining the IDEXX team as an internal medicine consultant. Ana is a European Diplomate in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine (DipECVIM-CA) and has the RCVS Specialist title in Small Animal Medicine (Internal Medicine).