Raphael Ramos, DVM

Veterinarian

Raphael is a brazilian veterinarian who loves both humans and non-humans animals. Besides the vet school graduation in Bragan├ža Paulista Higher Education College, he has a master’s degree in animal biology from Campinas State University and post-graduate degree in palliative care and pain therapy from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. Since childhood, Raphael has been in love with sloths and reached the dream of taking care of them when he joined the Sloth Study, Management and Conservation Program in 2013, since then he works with their medicine, research and environmental education. In addition, he works with exotic and wild animals palliative medicine, taking care of animals, owners and staff during the process of illness, end-of-life and mourning. The most attended patients are rabbits, rodents, hedgehogs, possums, cockatiels, parrots, canaries and tortoises. He loves to draw animals, especially the ones who are gone, being a way to immortalize and honor them on paper and in memory. And he is also a cat lover! If you have one, don’t hesitate to send him a picture of it. Being with his cat (Joglings) and his dog (Dexter) is one of his favorite activities, as well as reading, cooking and taking care of his plants