Luis graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2013 from Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, Portugal. He had the opportunity to perform several internships, most of them in the field of small animal practice, but also one focused on Molecular Biology, where he participated and co-authored a study. While doing ERASMUS in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Luis did an intensive internship in the field of Clinical Pathology, where he diagnosed several diseases from samples received from field veterinarians.
His graduation thesis consisted in the evaluation of body fat deposits in dogs using the real time ultrasonography. While doing this thesis he had the opportunity to do an externship in the University of Knoxville, in Tennessee, and another in Portugal, in Hospital Veterinário do Baixo Vouga. Luis presented his work at the university and achieved the classification of 19 out of 20. This thesis allowed him to be co-author of two more posters. Right after graduation he worked as a veterinarian in small animal practice in a veterinary hospital in Lisbon and since July of 2014 until March of 2015 he worked in a veterinary clinical pathology laboratory, where besides all the laboratory work he also assisted veterinary clinicians in their clinical cases. From January until May of 2015 Luis was also doing an internship at the Lisbon Zoo.
Luis received three of the six prizes assigned by the Portuguese Society of Veterinary Sciences annually, to the best students of the Veterinary Universities in Portugal.