Hospital de Referencia la Equina

Senior Vets


Miguel Valdés

After his studies finished at Cordoba University, Miguel followed the specialty of equine surgery in the USA. He took an internship and residency position in Louisiana State University and obtained the title of North American Specialist in this field (ACVS), and the European Diploma (ECVS), also in equine surgery. He is one of the most reputable surgeons in Spain, with special interest in sports horses. He directs the hospital's I&D department and his passions are his family and competing as a veteran in show jumping competitions.

LV, MS Dipl ECVS, ACVS. Medical Director
Surgery, Sports medicine and I+D


Maya Caparrós

Maya obtained her veterinarian degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and followed her studies with 5 years in the U.K. working as an equine vet. She has special interests in anaesthetics and ophthalmology. She is the practice manager and her passions are her family, her animals and showjumping with her family.

LV and Practice Manager
Anaesthesia & Ophtalmology


Juan Alberto Muñoz

Juan graduated form the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2003. He then completed an internship in “London Equine Hospital” (Canadá) and then took both an internship and residency in Universidad Veterinaria de Lyon (Francia). He obtained the title of the European Diploma in Equine Surgery (ECVS) in 2009 and performed a Doctoral Thesis PhD on guttural pouch mycosis treatment. He has developed his professional activity in both the university and private spheres. He is the author of numerous publications and a speaker at national and international conferences. He has special interest in upper respiratory tract pathologies and the development of standing surgical techniques.

LV, MSc, PhD, Dipl ECVS
Surgery & Sports medicine


Antonio Murillo

He graduated from the Universidad de Extremadura in 2022. He completed an internship (general medicine and equine surgery) in our Hospital and has continued since as a senior vet. With a special interest in surgery and sports medicine, he also performs Scintigraphies and MRIs under the supervisión of Gabriel Manso (Dipl.ECVDI,Equine). His other great passion is riding.

Surgery & Sports medicine

Junior Vets


Dorita Guerrero

Graduated from the Alfonso X El Sabio University she assists the senior staff in the diagnosis and treatment of hospital cases. She will soon leave us, and we are sure that she will have a successful career.


Jesús Gonzalez

Graduated from the Universidad de Extremadura with a special interest in internal medicine and anesthesia. His hobbies are his animals, riding and sports in general.



Sara Gallego

Sara is well known for her pleasant friendly manner and efficiency. She is fundamental for the smooth running of the Hospital.

Stables assistants


Ioan Topan y Victor Miron

They make our patients feel as if they were at home. They are also responsible for the maintenance of the facilities.

External consultants


Lara Armengou

With a Diploma from ECEIM and a PhD, Lara is the author of many articles in scientific magazines both nationally and internationally. She assists with our internal medicine and neonatal cases.

LV, PhD, Dipl ECEIM (internal medicine)
Internal Medicine Consultant


José María Galafate

Jose Mª has a great knowledge and experience in odontology and equine dentist surgery. He treats all our cases.

LV (Odontology)


Rodrigo Fernández ((Master Farrier).

Rodrigo has a wide experience in specialised orthopaedic shoeing and the use of acrylic materials. Among his regular clients there are members of the national show jumping and dressage teams. He works all over Spain and Europe.

Gabriel Manso