Giovana Miranda, DVM


Giovana is a Brazilian veterinarian who graduated from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. As a veterinarian, she worked in an ER of exotic and wild animals at the Exotic Life Clinic and with sea turtle conservation and reproductive monitoring at APC Cabo De São Roque in northeast Brazil. During her graduation, she was able to work on many conservation projects in the Pantanal of Brazil, one of the world’s largest wetlands, including a large variety of species such as hyacinth macaw, crab-eating-fox, alligators, jaguars, giant armadillos, and giant anteaters. For two years she researched jaguar’s reproduction and helped with the creation of a genetic materials biobank of wild jaguars and other endangered species in Brazil, this work was recognized and got a prize for young researchers at the annual meeting of the Brazilian Society of Veterinarians of Wild Animals in 2019. During her spare time she loves to travel and she is passionate about discovering hidden spots in her own country, already got to know 21 of the 27 states and could make a list of amazing hidden gem places in Brazil. She also loves to travel around the world and all the experiences that come within. Her favorite activity is bicycling and being able to travel on a bicycle is one of the tops on her wishlist to achieve. As a hobby, she loves to practice aerial silk, hula hoop, and aerial hoop. She is curious about languages and is always trying to learn a new one. Her favorite animal is one of the most difficult questions that you could ever ask her, she still can’t decide. But she affirmed that giant armadillos are one of the most incredible creatures she got the opportunity to work with. She has a cat named Olivia and a dog named Courage because he is a cute coward like the cartoon – Courage the coward dog. Giovana loves to talk and hear about the most diverse experiences you have to share with her and she is excited to get to know you.