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Leticia Santos

Leticia Santos

Academic Staff Member

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After having worked as a veterinarian in Brazil for ten years, I decided to take a sabbatical year but ended up falling in love with New Zealand. After spending some time working at Massey University, I have now had the great pleasure of joining the Wintec | Te Pūkenga team. I feel proud to be able to contribute to the formation of capable and competent professionals. Outside of work, I like to go hiking, take care of my plants and venture into the world of crochet.



  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, 2009
  • Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)/Brazil
  • Specialization Course in Veterinary Clinic and Surgery, UFV/Brazil, 2011
  • Magister Scientiae, UFV/Brazil, 2012

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

I have enjoyed following the ākonga development and how they assimilate information and transform it into knowledge. I've always been a storyteller, and I'm happy to see how these stories, accumulated in almost 15 years of professional experiences, can collaborate with their learning process.

What do you love about your area?

I have a deep connection with veterinary medicine in its entirety, and as a tutor, being able to infect ākonga with the same passion is something that makes me happy.

Tell us about your experience in the industry

After completing a master's degree in veterinary science, I worked as a GP in a busy vet clinic and as an orthopaedic surgeon and tutor of practical classes at a private university in Brazil. In New Zealand, I have been working as a vet nurse, especially with the anaesthesia of small animals and horses. 

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