Dr. Camila Souza began her journey in veterinary medicine at University of Sao Paulo in her home country, Brazil. After graduating from the University of Sao Paulo with her DVM, she realized equine surgery had become her passion. Since she has had a lifelong fascination with the intricacies of how things work and the desire to fix the apparently unfixable, equine surgery became her primary focus. The United Stated proved to be an excellent option to pursue her advanced training in equine surgery.
Dr. Souza initially spent some time in a small equine private practice in California and moved to Pullman in 2010, after being accepted for an equine rotating internship at Washington State University. She hasn’t left WSU since, and has completed a master’s focused on treatment alternatives for sarcoid tumors in horses, followed by an equine surgical residency. At completion of her 3-year residency program in July 2016, she was welcomed into the WSU Equine Team as a Clinical Instructor and Equine Emergency Clinician and Surgeon. Her interests lie largely in the biomechanics of implants and instruments, how they could be better applied to surgical procedures and in the treatment of equine medical and surgical cases.