Meet our friendly and experienced veterinary staff of the Star Veterinary Clinic.



Head Veterinarian Surgeon & Clinic General Manager

Luciano de Gatica graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina in 2005 and specialised in general and orthopaedic surgery. He gained extensive experience in the field working as a surgeon in different clinics in Buenos Aires City.


His special interest and expertise in orthopaedic surgery has led to the creation of AguaraVet (Veterinary Surgical Referral Center) where he was the Clinic Manager. This center receives referrals from several veterinary hospitals. He was a professor of the Surgery Service at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (UNLP), where for ten years he transmitted not only state-of-the-art surgical techniques but also his passion to his students.


Currently living in Dubai most of the year, Dr Luciano de Gatica works as a veterinary surgeon at the clinic “Star Veterinary Clinic” and divides his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


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Dr. Bedor Hassan

Veterinarian Surgeon

Dr.Bedor Omran graduated from the faculty of veterinary medicine, Alexandria University 2008, Master degree in Small animal surgery and Surgery Diploma of soft tissue Dr.Bedor is passionate about small animal emergency and critical care medicine. 
She has more than 10 years of experience in pet animals at Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE gaining continued knowledge and experience, Joined Star veterinary clinic in July 2019, Certified veterinarian in UAE


Dr. Ines Gomes

Veterinarian Surgeon

Dr Inês Gomes is a perfectly aware veterinary surgeon who in 2008 made the right choice of her life applying to the University of Veterinary Medicine of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Passionate about medicine and with a genuine fascination with surgery.


Since March 2015 she joined the João XXI group as a veterinarian doctor in Lisbon. Participated in the growth of the group with the creation of a new space, dividing her working days between the two branches. At the same time she worked as a volunteer in “Casa dos Animais de Lisboa”, the biggest governmental shelter in Portugal,

focussed mainly in the surgical field. It has proved to be a very rewarding experience not only on a professional level but above all on personal enrichment. Over time she has participated in various formations/congresses/

lectures, as well as a new product, launches, since she believes that professional updating has a relevant

role in the profession.


50th National Congress of AVEPA-SEVC, Barcelona; XXIII National Congress, APMVEAC; several OMV training congresses; Feline Medicine Congress GIEFEL / APMVEAC; Congress Veterinary Montenegro Hospital - Cardio-

Respiratory Pathologies without Secrets; 1st and 2nd editions of the Vet Summit; Training in eye emergencies and corneal pathologies; Training in Feline Dermatology, are some examples.


Dr Inês has been working at Start Veterinary Clinic since November 2018, bringing with her a vast knowledge of internal medicine, especially in areas such as dermatology, endocrinology and gastroenterology. These qualities are associated with a fantastic ability to communicate that characterizes her so well, which is consistent with the high standards of Start veterinary Clinic.


Trust, the watchword in the veterinarian-tutor relationship, a characteristic that implies effort, dedication and professionalism, the result of which leads to success.


Victorino C. Vega Jr

Head Groomer

Victorino has years of experience growing up with a family that was highly involved in the showing arena for various different breeds, which set him on a path for the showing sport back in the early '90s. Victor also became a breeder back in his home country around this time and to date is recognised for this.


Through the years Victor went on and joined a U.S.A Franchised Dog club registry and became one of their Conformation Judge's as well as their main Head Graphic Designer at the same time, Victor kept this passion and strived to learn more about Dog Breeds, Breed Standards, Physical Attribution for a Healthy Show Dog, Grooming Guidelines, and more.

Victor is now our head groomer at Star Veterinary Clinic with 100's of happy clients under his belt. 

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