We are pleased that Mariana Lapão has recently joined Rossdales as our first Performance Horse intern, a new 2-year post where she will work with our Diagnostic Centre and Racing teams in Exning and Newmarket respectively.
Originally from Portugal, she graduated in 2012 from Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon and worked initially in mixed practice. From 2013, Mariana spent the next 3 years in Bahrain as a resident stud veterinarian at Al Rashediah Stud, working with show Arabians. In 2016 she moved to the UAE, where she worked as a junior veterinarian at Al W’rsan Stables, an Arabian racing stud in Abu Dhabi.
Mariana was already a familiar face in Exning and Newmarket, having undertaken two externships with us in 2019, at the Diagnostic Centre, and with our racing team in Newmarket. She had also spent time in 2019 seeing practice in racing yards and studs in Ireland.
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