Flavia graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2015 from the University of Bologna, Italy, after which she spent a few months as a postgraduate trainee in Pathology, Microbiology and Antimicrobial Resistance at the State Veterinary Laboratories in Rome. In 2016 she moved to the United Kingdom to undertake a Master’s degree (MSc) in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Glasgow. In her Master dissertation, Flavia was looking to determine the transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between people and companion animals. She then spent some time in general mixed practice in the Scottish countryside before taking on a trainee position at the Veterinary Microbiology Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), University of Liverpool, in April 2018. Soon after, the VMDL became ECVM Approved Training Centre and Flavia started her residency in the same laboratory in September 2018. She holds special interests in clinical microbiology and diagnostics of animal infections, antimicrobial resistance and infection control in veterinary healthcare settings. In her free time, Flavia enjoys martial arts, cycling, traveling with her dog and exploring the UK.