David was born and raised in Brazil and since his childhood had always being fascinated with horses. In 1997, he received his veterinary degree from the University of Marilia – UNIMAR. He has extensive equine experience and has had many international internships focusing on medicine, myofascial release, and holistic medicine for sport horses. Subsequent to graduation, he worked in private practice before joining the McPhail Laboratory. David completed his master’s degree at the McPhail Equine Performance Center and an MBA from Michigan State University. David works as a hospital administrator for Knowles Animal Clinics.
David is also an accomplished powerlifter athlete holding two world records in deadlift. He is a fierce and outspoken animal advocate. David is the proud parent of Salome, a SFSPCA rescue horse, and four adorable dogs – Salomon, Samuel, Selena and Sophia.