Dra. Eva Rioja Garcia obtained her Veterinary Degree at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in 2000 and then completed a PhD at the same University in 2004. In 2005 she started a residency in Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, and became Diplomate ACVAA in 2009. After 1 year working as a clinical anaesthetist at the Ontario Veterinary College, she moved to South Africa in 2010 and worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria. In 2013 she moved to England and worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool until 2017. Since 2017 Eva has worked in a few private referral Hospitals in England as an Anaesthesia and Analgesia specialist. Currently she is working at Optivet Referrals as the Head of Anaesthesia and Clinical Lead, position held since 2018.
Eva has published many peer reviewed articles relating to anaesthesia and analgesia of several species, has published 2 anaesthesia books as an Editor and Author, has also written a few book chapters in some of the main reference books in Veterinary Anaesthesia such as the Lumb and Jones or BSAVA manual. She has also written a few other book chapters including one in an Equine surgery book. Eva is frequently invited as a speaker to courses and congreses, including Spain, Chile or Peru. Currently Eva is the President of the Spanish Association of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (SEAAV).