Filipe Espinheira received his LMV from Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University (Vila Real, Portugal) in 2002. He was a Leonardo DaVinci scholar in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). He completed a small animal internship at Animal Medical Centre (Manchester, United Kingdom) and at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (USA). He also completed a surgical fellowship at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine before being awarded a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Espinheira became board certified in Comparative Ophthalmology in 2013. He lives in Ithaca with his wife and fur child.