Canine and Feline Specialist Service


Canine and Feline Specialist Service

DVM, MVM, PGCertSc, Dip. ABVP (Canine & Feline), MRCVS
HK registered & American recognized Specialist in Canine & Feline practice
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Almendros graduated from the University of Murcia, Spain in 2000, receiving funding from Erasmus and Leonardo Da Vinci scholarships to research and practice in Lisbon (Portugal) and Milan (Italy respectively). Before moving to Hong Kong he practiced in Spain and UK for over 10 years and volunteered in North India for Vets Beyond Borders and Thailand for PhanGan Animal Care.

Dr Almendros has been in Hong Kong since 2011, working in primary care and referral practice at CityU VMC as a Clinical Specialist in canine and feline practice. He is an experienced educator and publishes regularly in scientific journals.

Dr. Almendros has been board certified in canine and feline practice since 2018, holding a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). ABVP is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association to offer species-based certification in several practice categories. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners advances the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence in species-oriented clinical practice. He also holds a PGCertSc and a Masters degree in companion animal medicine from Massey University, New Zealand.

Dr. Almendros is a Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the JCC Veterinary College of City University of Hong Kong. As well as teaching undergraduate students he is actively involved in research and investigation and in the writing of articles for publication in scientific medical journals. Dr Almendros is very happy to be working at a leading centre like CityU VMC, where he can ensure the highest standards for his clients.

Aside the busy academic and working life of Dr Almendros, he likes travelling and outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, snowboarding and snorkeling, as well as taking advantage of the wide cultural repertoire of theatre, concerts and dining that Hong Kong has to offer.


Publications 出版文章

  • Almendros A, Sandy JR, Kirberger RM. Hepatocutaneous syndrome in a Maltese, diagnosis, treatment and the value of CT in the diagnosis. Veterinary Record Case Reports 2019;7(4).
  • Almendros A. Can companion animals become infected with Covid-19? Veterinary Record 2020;186(12):388-9.
  • Almendros A.Can companion animals become infected with Covid-19? Veterinary Record 2020;186(13):419-20.
  • Almendros A. Can pets transmit Covid-19 infection? Open Veterinary Journal 2020:1-3.
  • Almendros A, Muguiro DH, Hill FI, et al. First case of feline cryptococcosis in Hong Kong, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. Medical Mycology Case Reports 2020;29:8-11.
  • Almendros A, Burchell R, Wierenga J. An alternative combination therapy with metronidazole, clindamycin and doxycycline for Babesia gibsoni (Asian genotype) in dogs in Hong Kong. J Vet Med Sci 2020;82:1334-40.
  • Almendros, A. and Burchell, R., 2021. Multiple complications in a dog infected with Babesia gibsoni. Veterinary Record Case Reports, p.e126.
  • Almendros, A., Use of a pleural access port for the treatment of pyothorax in a cat. Open Veterinary Journal, 11(2), pp.283-288.
  • Giuliano A, Almendros A. Retrospective Evaluation of a Combination of Carboplatin and Bleomycin for the Treatment of Canine Carcinomas. Animals. 2022 Sep 8;12(18):2340.
  • Almendros, A., Lai, S.Y. and Giuliano, A. 2022. Eosinophilic pulmonary granulomatosis resembling a pulmonary carcinoma in a dog in Hong Kong. Open Vet. J. 12(5), 612-617.
  • Almendros A, Giuliano A, Kreissler J. Thyroid storm signs in a dog with an ectopic thyroid tumour. Australian Veterinary Practitioner. 2021 Dec;51(4):242-9.