Dr Joana Roque BVM PhD

Dr Jo predominantly works at our Northgate practice but from time to time may be seen at St Vincents Vets. Jo graduated as a veterinarian in 2003 in Lisbon, Portugal. She  worked for some years in small animal practices before moving to Australia, where she took her postgraduate studies. During that period, she was also busy working in emergency animal hospitals in Brisbane and in the Gold Coast. In 2011, she was awarded a PhD for investigating the causes of allergic skin disease in dogs. After that, she worked as a researcher in both the academia and government and was involved in teaching undergraduate veterinary students.

However, Jo has always preferred clinical practice and from 2014, decided to became a full-time vet and worked in different practices around Brisbane. Recently, she was invited to join the Northgate Veterinary Surgery. She also helps with the continuous education of veterinarians around the world by organising and hosting live webinars. Jo lives in the Moreton Bay region with her partner, two children, a Jack Russell Terrier called Ivy and a rescued cat named Mackenzie. In her (very) spare time she enjoys dancing, travelling, reading and  binge-watching her favourite tv shows.