Filipe began his veterinary career in 2003 at a high volume spay/neuter clinic as a technician, eventually reaching the position of Head Technician. When he moved to Washington in 2011, he decided he wanted a change of pace and to work closer to home. He began working at Washington Animal Hospital in 2012. Currently, Filipe lives in Nazareth with his wife, daughter and their 5 pets. There is Clementine (a three legged dog), Buscemi (a one eyed cat), 2 other cats named Blintz and Lua and a Fish named Fishy.