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Dr Paolo Silvestrini

  • Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • DVM SPCAA MSc PhD FHEA DiplECVIM-CA MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Internal Medicine) and EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Paolo graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2002. He spent the following 3 years working in private practice in Rome. In 2007 he gained the certificate of Specialist in Small Animal Clinic and Pathology from the University of Pisa, Italy, with a final dissertation about haemostatic disorders in small animals. In the same years, Paolo completed an 18-month official rotating internship at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, in Spain, followed by a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine at the same University. During the first year of his residency he obtained a Master Degree with a project about transfusion medicine.

In September 2012 Paolo successfully passed the final exam for the ECVIM-CA board and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Recognised European Veterinary Specialist. In 2015 he was awarded of the RCVS Recognised Specialist status. In 2016 he completed a PhD research project about new clinico-pathological aspects of canine leishmaniasis.

Paolo has a particular interest in infectious diseases (vector-borne diseases in particular) haematology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.