Jorge received his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of León (Spain) in 2000. Soon afterwards, he moved to the South West of England, where he worked in meat hygiene supervision and disease control as part of the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) and DEFRA, respectively. Following a life-long interest in fish, he undertook an MSc degree on Aquatic Veterinary Studies at the Institute of Aquaculture of the University of Stirling (2005, Scotland). This was followed by a PhD in fish pathology. During this time he realized the importance of comparative pathology knowledge for aquaculture and in 2009 he began a residency position at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. In 2012 he was given a lecturership at the department of pathology, where he is currently a Lecturer of Veterinary Pathology and a Clinical Research Associate of the Roslin institute.