Western College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Medicine resident (MSc student)
  • Supervisor: Dr. Fabienne UehlingerDepartment of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, WCVM
  • Home community: Mexico 

Academic Credentials

  • MVM, National Autonomous University of Mexico — 2022
  • DVM, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Bio Summary

Dr. Lorena Santos is from Mexico City. After graduating from high school, she attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico where she completed her degree in the university's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics.

After graduation, Dr. Santos spent some time working as a private practitioner in her country. She returned to the National Autonomous University of Mexico to finish a master's degree in veterinary medicine with a focus on equine medicine and surgery. Next, she completed a one-year large animal rotatory internship at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

She began a combined MSc-residency program in large animal medicine at the WCVM in 2023. Her research focuses on antimicrobial resistance in horses.

Research Area(s)

The epidemiology and factors associated with antimicrobial resistance are well documented in human medicine, but for some companion animals such as horses, there are almost no peer-reviewed studies focused on this subject. 

The overall objective of Dr. Santos' research work is to determine whether the use of a specific antibiotic drug in horses is associated with colonization with antimicrobial-resistant organisms.