Anatomical Pathology

Ana Ortiz
DVM MRCVS

Professional history
Ana graduated from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Portugal, in 2006, and after some time in mixed practice, she took a position as assistant lecturer in pathology for veterinary nurses in Portugal, where she remained for over three years, and started her PhD studies at the University of León, in Spain. After moving to the United Kingdom, Ana completed an internship at VRCC Veterinary Referrals followed by a fellowship in clinical oncology at the QMHA – Royal Veterinary College. She is a resident in Veterinary Anatomical Pathology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Cambridge since April 2014.

Special interests
Ischemia reperfusion injury of the gastrointestinal tract.
Companion animal neoplasia.
Pathology of laboratory animals.

Current research
As part of her PhD studies, Ana is currently involved in a research project regarding the impact of different volume replacement solutions administered following acute haemorrhage in the intestinal mucosa.
She is also starting a research project as part of her residency programme on glomerulonephropathy in common marmosets.

Recent publications
Silva A, Venâncio C, Ortiz AL et al. The effect of high doses of remifentanil in brain near-infrared spectroscopy and in electroencephalographic parameters in pigs. Vet Anaesth Analg 2014; 41(2):153-62.

Silva A, Ortiz AL, Venâncio C et al. Effects of acute bleeding followed by hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 or a crystalloid on propofol concentrations, cerebral oxygenation, and electroencephalographic and haemodynamic variables in pigs. Vet Med Int, 2014: 710394.