Meet our friendly and experienced veterinary staff of the Star Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Michael Gerges
I grew up in a small family working with veterinarians which exposed me to different types of animals since childhood, in the meantime my passion to become a veterinarian was growing rapidly. I got my high education from CA, the USA then joined the faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Mansourah, Egypt, and graduated in 2012.
Two years before graduation, I started my veterinary career passion as a trainee in a small animal hospital in Cairo.
2016, I decided to move to Dubai where I gained experience from many reputable clinics. November 2020, I joined Star Veterinary Clinic as a veterinarian in the Sustainable city branch where I found it a great honour and pleasure to be part of the StarVet family.
My passion is relieving stress from animals, particularly cats. These unique beautiful creatures need an extra step to understand their behaviour and relieve their stress, the result is "Happy Cat" which is not hard to achieve.
In my spare time, you can find me reading or listening to classic music. Or ... Petting a cat ;) hugging a dog :D
Dr. Ines Gomes
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
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.