Equus-Can - Team

María Luisa Odriozola Alén

She was born in Hamm (Germany), attended German school in Madrid and Barcelona as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine in Madrid from where she graduated in 1993. She did practices in the USA (Dodgeville Veterinary Center, Wisconsin) and Germany (Tierklinik in Telgte, Tierärtzliche Hochschule in Hannover).

Until the year 2000, she worked both in a urban small animal clinic in Madrid, and a mixed small animal and farm animal clinic in Arenas de San Pedro and Barco de Avila.

Since 2000 she works in the clinic and she has taken over the direction shortly after her arrival in Marbella.

She loves animals since she was a little girl and she loves to take care of her patients, specially the young ones.

Her fields of special interest are diagnostic imaging, pediatrics and general surgery.

Maria Luise speaks German, Spanish and English
Equus-Can María Luisa
Equus-Can Sandra
Sandra joined us early 2015. She already had experience in human medicine, as she had worked in a clinic ( hospital) in the ward and surgery. She really enjoys helping others and taking care of the patients, in this case “four-legged” ones.

Together with Olga she is in charge of the reception and assists the vet whenever it is necessary. She loves animals, specially dogs, and calls herself a proud owner of a belgian shepherd named Adón.

The last one to join our team has been María José Linares Mesa, better known as “Mache”. She is enthusiastic and a real IT-expert!

During her studies of Veterinary Medicine at the University od   Córdoba  she did internships in Nexo Centro Veterinario Punta  (Huelva), Viana Veterinary Clinic (Córdoba) and CAD Wildlife  (Málaga).

Her first “real vet” working experience was in Hospital Veterinario  Taco and Clínica Veterinaria Tacoronte, both in Tenerife. But she  missed Andalucía and wanted to work and learn here.

She was born in Málaga, but grew up in Huelva, surrounded by  hens, ducks and her much loved dogs.
Equus-Can Olga Puertas Padilla
Olga works in the clinic as an assistant since October 2009.

She is the heart of the reception remembering all the patients and owner’s names.

She is responsable for the laboratory work and assists us in surgeries, and her main concern is the wellbeing of the animals during their stay at the clinic.

She has grown up with dogs and has two Spanish Mastin dogs at her parents garden centre.