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Our Team

Our team at Nueva Andalucía Veterinary Hospital are professionals from different veterinary disciplines, ready to respond to all the needs of our patients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have a multidisciplinary, dynamic team that is constantly growing within the profession. We commit to offer our clients, through personalised attention, a service to the highest standard.


Jorge Carvajal

Veterinary Director

Jorge graduated from the University of Cordoba in 1990 in Veterinary Medicine. He is the co-founder of the Solvet Veterinary Group, and is in charge of General and Oncological Surgery,
Traumatology and Minimally Invasive Surgery within the group. To reach this level, he has completed numerous training courses and has more than 25 years of professional experience. He splits his time between both the Nueva Andalucía clinic and the San Sebastián clinic. He is a great lover of photography and nature.

Joaquín Álvarez

Veterinary Director

Joaquín graduated from the University of Córdoba in Veterinary Medicine in 1989, and later co-founded the Solvet Veterinary Group. He has impressive experience in different fields of veterinary medicine,
however, his main main areas of interest include exotic animals and anaesthesiology. His other interests include fishing and his cacti, of which he has a large collection.

Jorge Carvajal


Jorge graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2018, where he collaborated as a student intern in the Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Departments.

After a 3-year internship at the Veterinary Hospital of the Faculty of Zaragoza, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Small Animal Clinic I and II, and an Expert Master’s Degree in Therapeutic and Diagnostic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Interventionism. His main areas of interest are Cardiology, Internal Medicine and minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy techniques. He is a great fan of hiking and basketball, activities that he practises whenever his work allows him to do so. 

María Vivas


María graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza in 2018. She spent 6 months working in Bolivia on international exchange in sterilisation plans for animal shelters.

She has a Master’s Degree in Small Animal Clinic I and II, completing a 3-year internship with different clinical rotations. She holds the title of Expert in Therapeutic and Diagnostic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Interventionism. She also has a postgraduate degree in small animal surgery and anaesthesia from the UAB. Her areas of interest are Surgery, Internal Medicine and Oncology. As a good oscense, she loves outdoor sports, music and travelling in the company of positive people, but what she likes most is to enjoy her family and friends.

Alejandra Fernández


Alejandra has a degree in veterinary medicine and, as you can see from the photo, specialises in exotic animals. Galician in love with Andalusia.

She studied between the faculties of Lugo and Cordoba where he graduated. She has a Master’s degree in Medicine and Surgery of Exotic Animals from Forvetex as well as several training courses and internships at Faunia and at Hospital Exóticos 24 horas in Madrid. She also carries out her daily activity attending dogs and cats both in the regular service and in the emergency shift.

Ana Orozco


Ana graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Murcia (UMU) in 2019. She joined the Veterinary Hospital Nueva Andalucía in 2022. After 3 years of work experience in internal medicine in a hospital in Madrid, she decided to return to Almeria, her homeland.

She has a postgraduate degree in Diagnostic Imaging from Improve International, an internationally renowned school. Her interests include diagnostic imaging and internal and feline medicine. In her free time she loves hiking with her dogs, listening to classic rock and going skating.

Agustín Cecere


Agustín graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Catholic University of Córdoba (Argentina) in 2020. While studying his degree he worked as a veterinary assistant for 6 years in a 24 hour clinic.

Then as a veterinarian he worked in different hospitals in Cordoba and also provided home care in the pandemic. His area of interest is internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery and anaesthesia. He is a great fan of football, which he plays whenever he can, and of physical activity in general. He joined our team in 2022.

Laura Lozano


Laura graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2021 at the Catholic University of Valencia, where she was a student collaborator in the equine hospital and in the small animal hospital in the internal medicine, exotics and cardiorespiratory services.

She has a special interest in the areas of dermatology, soft tissue surgery and anaesthesia, without detracting from the importance of internal medicine as the basis of her training. He joined the Nueva Andalucía Veterinary Hospital in 2022. In his spare time he likes to enjoy nature and spend quality time with his pet Piti, family and friends.

María del Mar Martínez


María del Mar qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Caceres, where she also undertook a 3-year internship in the Surgery and Hospitalisation of small animals.

She completed an additional 3-month internship at the Veterinary Hospital of Zagreb. She is currently studying a postgraduate course in Ophthalmology at Improve International as well as continuing education in internal medicine, dermatology and small animal surgery.

Irene Gallego


Irene graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the Catholic University of Valencia in 2019 where she was a student in the Internal Medicine service. For several years she worked at HV Benipeixcar in the emergency and internal medicine services for small animals.

She has now returned to her home region to join our hospital and continue with her career. She has a postgraduate degree in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and her main areas of interest are diagnostic imaging and small animal soft tissue surgery. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and nature, always in the company of her furry friends.

Veterinarian Technicians & Assistants

Yolanda García

Veterinary Assistant

Yolanda is our longest serving veterinary assisant, having worked with us since 2001.
Her job requires her to take on various different roles within the company, and she has many years of experience in dog and cat grooming.

Cristina Hernández

Veterinary Assistant

Cristina has been working as a Veterinary Assistant with us since 2003. She is an active and dynamic member of the team, who is
responsible for multiple roles at the Nueva Andalucía Veterinary Clinic. These include working on reception, telephone and in-patient care and coordinating the Group’s purchases.

Sheila Vega

Veterinary Assistant

Sheila has a diploma in Labour Relations, and has a degree in Veterinary Clinic Assistant and Veterinary Technical Assistant. Since July 2020, she has been working
as a Veterinary Assistant in our Veterinary Hospital Nueva Andalucía. Her previous work experience includes working as a shop assistant and a receptionist.

Catalina Cuevas

Veterinary Assistant

Catalina has a Veterinary Clinical Assistant and Dog Grooming degree. She has been working

as a Veterinary Assistant since 2009 and has a high level of experience and autonomy in all her tasks at the veterinary clinic. She loves animals and enjoys horseback riding and nature.

Miriam Martínez

Veterinary Assistant

Miriam has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2022. She is passionate about her profession, enjoys caring for animals and dedicates herself to it with all her love, a fundamental ingredient in the wellbeing of hospitalised animals.

In her free time she likes to enjoy the company of his family, nature and above all the sea.

Lucía Castillo

Veterinary Assistant

Lucía is a Veterinary Assistant with more than 10 years of experience. In particular, her professional development has revolved around protected species, especially birds of prey.

The inpatient area and in emergency medicine is where she performs his main function. She is in charge of giving personalised attention to each patient to protect their health and wellbeing. She is in love with her homeland, Almería, where she tries to enjoy its beaches and magical places whenever she can.