Marta graduated from Technical University of Lisbon in 2001. She started working in the diagnostic laboratories of the same university with a research scholarship, while working part time in small animal practice. In 2002 she became one of the clinical pathologists at the university up to 2007, when she completed a Masters in Medical microbiology and started working as a lecturer in clinical pathology and infectious diseases at the Lusofona University. In 2009 she moved to the UK to undertake a clinical pathology residency at the University of Bristol, where she now works as clinical pathologist in the Langford Veterinary Services. She is Fellow the Royal College of Pathologist currently working for her European Diploma. Her special interests lie in diagnosis of infectious diseases and all that pertains to a microscope (cytology and haematology) where she finds beauty everyday.