Who We Are

The Mind Vet

The Mind Vet project was born in the new year of 2021 and is a veterinary referral service in the area of Behavioural Medicine run by veterinary surgeon Joao Teotonio DVM MRCVS.

Having originally graduated from Lisbon University in Portugal, Joao (also known by JT) soon developed a keen interest in small animal behavioural medicine. This led him to Sydney to study directly with one of the most reputable professionals in the field, Dr Kersti Seksel. That proved to be a defining moment in his career as her teachings lay the foundations of his work in the field to this day. Joao has since been able to help hundreds of cats and dogs with psychological disorders experiencing calmer, more satisfying lives. He finds these cases extremely rewarding and accepts internal and external referrals in the field on a daily basis, alongside his other job as a Senior Veterinary Surgeon at Clent Hills Vets in Hagley.

 

Joao has called the UK his home since 2016. Since then, he got married to his long-term university love and together they've adopted their 3 furry girls – Panda, the mischievous cat, Marmalade, the world’s sweetest dog and Puffin, the cutest kitten.

 

Joao's non-veterinary passion is Yoga – he has been practicing traditional yoga for over a decade and teaching for 7 years. So, if you can’t find him at the Practice, he's either enjoying the English outdoors with his doggie or teaching a yoga class nearby.