About US

The history of Spay Academy Spain

Spay Academy Spain was set up by director and senior veterinary professional, Dr Luis Sainz-Pardo. With over 20 years’ experience of working within the veterinary industry, Luis is known for his valuable work with VetAbroad and Practice Aid. In 2020, Dr Luis stepped down and Dr Andreia Dias has taken over Spay Academy Spain, VetAbroad and PracticeAid. Dr Andreia is a veterinary surgeon experienced in tuition of overseas veterinarians and small animal clinical practice.

Spay Academy Spain works to support the Spanish rescue centre, Scooby. A privately owned refuge and registered charity, Scooby is the largest safe haven in Spain for a wide variety of animals. Its work, however, is heavily focused on the tragic situation of unwanted Galgos (Spanish greyhounds) and this is where the SAS is able to support with their neutering needs.

Based at the Scooby rescue centre in Medina del Campo, just North of Madrid, Spay Academy Spain runs multiple courses a year open to any qualified vets and final year UK University veterinary students.

The Team

Luis Sainz-Pardo

Luis Sainz-Pardo

Previous Director

Having worked previously on a similar Spain-based neutering course, Luis was keen to ensure this unrivalled opportunity was developed to offer all qualified vets and final year UK University veterinary students the opportunity to progress their surgical skill. 

Andreia Dias

Andreia Dias


Andreia has had clinical experience in several countries and is passionate about teaching. When the opportunity to become involved with Spay Academy Spain appeared, she took it and now works to maintain Luis’ legacy of providing the best training experience in Europe.

Joining Spay Academy Spain

If you have questions about Spay Academy Spain, just bring them to one of our free Q&A sessions and we will give you the answers. No need to commit to anything except showing up to the session – we believe in respecting everyone’s wishes!