Named as ARF which stands for Animals R Family, our veterinary clinic was born by the true feeling that animals are also family members along with the will to perform the most actual evidence based medicine, associating it with a passionate way of caring, where the emotional and physical wellbeing of our patients is an utmost priority, and tender loving care is part of all our treatment plans.
At ARF, we believe that every patient needs to be cared with the same love and respect as if it was our own. It is our mission to propose and apply the most recent veterinary world guidelines of treatment to our patients, knowing that their emotional and physical well-being is as important as their treatment plan. Our team goal is to act in the various phases of life and prevent or treat, in order to improve the quality of life and longevity of our patients.
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Received her veterinary degree from ICBAS – Porto University, went for her externship on internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurology and ophthalmology at University of Tennessee (UTCVM) Knoxville, USA; on internal medicine at Cornell University, NY, USA and at Royal Veterinary College – London University, UK.
In 2008 received her CCRP diploma “Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner” from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM). In 2009 went for her post-graduation in “Advanced Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy for Small Animals” by European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) in cooperation with Vienna University (VUW), Austria. At the end of 2009 co-founded VEPRA – Veterinary European Physical therapy and Rehabilitation Association.
Her dedication and passion to small animals set her presence at conferences and workshop to be a constant since she left the University, and the need to find a place where she could bind excellence in veterinary medicine with tender loving care, where animal comfort would be a priority led the way to Animalsrfamily – ARF Veterinary Clinic.
Uma clínica veterinária funcional, moderna, bela e requintada em todos os pormenores. É sempre um descanso consultar a Dra. Bárbara, não só pela confiança que transmite como principalmente pelos resultados práticos imediatos. Julgo que ninguém fica indiferente porque a sua competência é muito evidente.
Queremos deixar uma palavra de agradecimento à Dra. Bárbara e à Enf. Anabela pelo amor e carinho com que trataram a nossa Lua.
Ficou provado, sem dúvida, que amam o que fazem e que os animais são as suas prioridades. A nossa Lua não podia ter ficado em melhores mãos.
Uma clínica linda, acolhedora e simpática onde reina o profissionalismo e o carinho para com os animais e seus donos.
A dedicação e profissionalismo e o grande sonho da Dra. Bárbara Assis de criar um espaço especial para receber os seus amigos Animais, realizou-se, e hoje a cidade do Porto tem o melhor lugar para cuidar dos seus amigos de 4 patas!
At ARF you will find a different and comforting place with differentiated and exclusive cat and dog appointment rooms.
We have a parking garage with direct access to the clinic.
At ARF you will find different areas in veterinary medicine having in mind the different needs during life time of your animal. We aim to perform a preventative medicine in order to increase longevity with quality.
At ARF we have a last generation digital XR equipment that we use either as a prognostic, diagnostic or treatment indicator, with the capacity to up-load and send the images immediately to our clients.
Our Surgery room is fully equipped with anesthesia monitoring devices, ECG, blood pressure, pulse-oximetry, capnography, infusion pumps to correctly administer fluids and drugs while in surgery, and surgical instruments picked with the quality criteria.
Special place prepared to promote comfort during therapies, with natural day light, air conditioning, heating mats, foam cushions, non-slippery mats, oxygen delivery equipment, infusion pumps and the knowledge to make them better. We have specific isolation room for infectious diseases.
ARF is proud of having in the team doctors with international recognition in Rehabilitation and physical medicine & Oncology and palliative medicine, so that this services are available not only to our clients but also to other clinics that pursue quality in this areas.
ARF provides your pet a wellness service that goes beyond bath and grooming activities. They might benefit from a dermatologic treatment or therapeutic massage!
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