North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley has announced the expansion of its dermatology service with the appointment of ECVD diplomate Tatiana Lima.

Tatiana graduated from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal in 2005.

She worked for more than 10 years in general practice in Portugal, where she dedicated most of her time to dermatology. 

She started a three-year residency in 2016 at the at the Hospital Clinic Veterinari of the Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and became a diplomate of the ECVD in 2020. 

Tatiana’s appointment means NDSR will now offer a specialist-led dermatology service five days a week. 

Tatiana said: “I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing multi-disciplinary hospital like NDSR. 

“It’s not often that you come across hospitals which have all the equipment and services at hand to provide expert diagnosis to animals quickly and efficiently. 

“My mission is to build on NDSR’s excellent service to primary care vets and pet owners in the region and hope that we can continue to act as a real extension of their teams.” 

Gerry Polton, clinical director at NDSR, said: “Tatiana is clearly a very experienced and respected dermatologist and we are so pleased she has joined NDSR."

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