VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Cardiology - Pulmonology

Associate Editor

Rodolfo Leal

Rodolfo Leal

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA) Internal Medicine, 2017


  • Residency at ECVIM residency at CHV Fregis, 2017
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa (formerly Tecnica), 2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health-CIIS, 2014

Current Professional Activities

  • Invited Assistant Professor - Clinical Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Internal Medicine Staff Clinician - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Lisbon, Portugal

Marital Status

  • Happily Married since 2013 to the wonderful wife Rute, who is also a Vet (that works on pharmaceutical industry)


  • Francisco, one little boy, born in 2017
  • Maria Luisa, the new girl power of the house, born in 2021


  • Pepino - One crazy jack russel who lives in the countryside with my parents
  • Baguette - An incredible Female Miniature Schnauzer


  • Sports (well... we all need to do it...!)
  • Music (piano and singing)

Favorite Quote

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”

Walt Disney

What I Like Most About VIN

In my point of view, VIN is the best opportunity to share, help and learn from colleagues around the world. VIN is the best place to keep all of us updated, to work with a great team that are always there to answer hard questions, helping on medical dilemmas and sharing victories and frustrations of the daily veterinary practice. More than being part of this team, I like the daily and grateful learning that makes me moving forward. All for pets! ;)

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .