Jan 2015: Diplomate, European College Veterinary Poultry Science (ECPVS) certified “De Facto”
Dec 2012: Diplomate, American College Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) certified in Bacteriology-Mycology, Chicago, IL, USA
Jul 2011: Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Control of Zoonotic Diseases with the thesis: Turkeys colibacillosis: predisposing role of the Avian Metapneumovirus and of the Turkey Hemorrhagic Virus Enteritis.
University of Bologna, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ozzano Emilia, Italy
Jul 2006: Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV), Honolulu, HI, USA
Jul 1999: Master of Science in Animal Health, Breeding and Animal Production with the thesis: Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive virus (PRRS) in swine: a survey of bacterial infections in PRRSv infected lungs at the diagnostic laboratory IZS of Parma from 1997 to 1999. University of Bologna, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ozzano Emilia, Italy
Mar 1995: Degree in Veterinary Medicine with the thesis: morphological and functional pancreatic modification in pigs fed with chelated zinc. University of Parma, School of Veterinary Medicine, Parma, Italy
Dec 2000 – present. Responsible of the Diagnostic (necropsy, bacteriology and mycology) microbiology Unit of Tre Valli Laboratory and ISO 17025 Quality Assurance Manager. This centre is the exclusive private veterinarian diagnostic laboratory of the Veronesi Holding, the biggest integrated meat company in Italy. The holding is composed of five different companies namely: AIA (poultry company); Negroni and Fini (swine companies); and Mangimi Veronesi (feed company).
The Laboratory consists of four Units:
- Clinical Microbiology (necropsy, bacteriology and mycology) – Parasitology
- Food Safey Microbiology – Responsible from 2004 – 2007
- Diagnostic Serology
- Molecular Biology
Clinical and Food Safety Microbiology Units are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited since 2009 regarding several both ISO and ISO equivalent microbiological methods (i.e. ISO 6579-1:2017 for Salmonella).
I work full-time in veterinary microbiology as poultry (chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, game birds), swine, cattle, rabbit, fish disease diagnostician, serving poultry, swine, rabbit and cattle veterinarians and technicians of the Veronesi Holding. As ISO 17025 Laboratory manager I am in charge of the quality assurance and the contact with the accreditation body.