Raquel studied Veterinary Medicine in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and graduated in May 2019 with a final project concerning mycology in exotic pets.
Her main interests are clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. She worked for a year at a small animal clinic until September 2020. After that, she started working at a veterinary laboratory, where she practiced various activities regarding microbiology and infectious diseases diagnosis, through the practice of bacteriology, mycology and serologic diagnosis, and also developed skills in clinical pathology.
In April 2022 started her ECVM residency, with Prof. Manuela Oliveira as her supervisor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon.