DVM, Dipl ECVN
Degree in Veterinary Medicine with Honours in 1987. From 1993 to 1995 attended a non-Conforming Residency Program in Neurology at the University of Berne, institute of Animal Neurology, and obtained the Diplomate status in Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) in Liege (Belgium) in September 1995. Presently he is responsible for the Neurology referral service at Valdinievole Veterinary Clinic, Pistoia, Italy. Past president of the European Society of Veterinary Neurology (ESVN), President of the Italian Society of Veterinary Neurology (SINVET). Past President of The Italian Society for Companion Animal (SCIVAC).
Author of publications concerning small animal neurology, he presented more than one hundred neurology lectures at national and international meetings. Special interests: Advanced Neuroimaging, Neurosurgery.
DVM, Dipl ECVN
Daniele graduated in 1991 from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Milan. After working in the Milan area as a veterinary surgeon and veterinary neurologist, he then moved to Roma in 1995 where he worked at the Ospedale Veterinario Gregorio VII, the Zoospedale Flaminio and the Clinica Roma Sud. Daniele completed a non-conforming residency at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Bologna under the supervision of Prof. Gualtiero Gandini, and he is an ECVN diplomate since 2012.
In 2021 he created with some colleagues the Centro di Neurologia Veterinaria, a company dedicated only to veterinary neurology and neurosurgery. This company is today a partner of the Ospedale Veterinario Gregorio VII.
His main interests include neurology and neurosurgery, but in particular neurosurgery with a special focus on mini-invasive techniques, microsurgery and the development of new techniques for vertebral column stabilization.
He is author or co-author of several scientific publications, and he is involved in different continuing education programs in Italy. He has been a speaker in more than 100 communications in national and international Congresses.
DVM, Dipl ECVN
In 2001 he graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Perugia. Until 2003 you worked between Umbria and Tuscany and collaborated with the dep. of surgery of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Perugia. From 2004 to 2007 he held a Residency in Neurology with dr. Massimo Baroni, at the Valdinievole Veterinary Clinic (Pistoia-Italy). In 2006 he went abroad for continuing education. In 2007 he graduated in Bern at the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN). He is the author of national and international reports and publications. He is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Neurology (ESVN) and of the Italian one (SINVet), of which he is currently senior president.
In 2007-10 he carried out neuro-specialist activity at the Valdinievole Clinic with particular interest in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In 2010-12 he works as a neurologist-neurosurgeon at Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK. Today he is co-owner of Diagnostica Piccoli Animali (Vicenza-Italy) where he works as specialist in neurology and neurosurgery and of Vet Rad Firenze, where he deals with neurological consultancy and magnetic resonance imaging. He is also a member of the examination board of the European College of Neurology and external consultant for other private clinics, especially with reference to MRI and advanced neurosurgery.
Carmine Antonio Donofrio
Dr Carmine Antonio Donofrio achieved the M.D. Degree in 2012 (110/110 cum laude) and the Neurosurgical Degree in 2019 (70/70 cum laude) at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan.
Dr Donofrio gained numerous clinical and research experiences with particular interest in skull base surgery and neuro-oncology. He was engaged as:
- Faisant Fonction d’Interne at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Hôpital Lariboisière in Paris (Prof. S. Froelich);
- Visiting Research Fellow at the Ammerman Microneurosurgical Laboratory of the George Washington University in Washington D.C. (Prof. A.J. Caputy);
- Research Fellow in Skull Base Neurosurgery and Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery (Skull base and Pituitary) at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester (Prof. F. Roncaroli and Prof. A.King).
Since December 2020, Dr. Donofrio is working as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Neurosurgical Department of the ASST Cremona directed by Dr. A. Fioravanti. Furthermore, he is currently engaged as PhD student in Molecular Genetics, Biotechnologies and Experimental Medicine at the University of Brescia, under the supervision of Prof. G. De Petro.
He authored about 40 publications indexed in international peer-reviewed Journals and book chapters (H-Index 12) and is reviewer for the most prestigious Neurosurgical Journals.
John H. Rossmeisl
DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM (SAIM and Neurology)
John H. Rossmeisl is the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Endowed Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Virginia Tech. He received the DVM degree from Auburn University, an MS in molecular biology from Virginia Tech, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the specialties of small animal internal medicine and neurology. He holds joint appointments in the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and the VirginiaTech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Rossmeisl has worked for more than 20 years on elucidating the mechanisms that drive the formation of brain tumors, developing novel systems for the delivery of drugs to the brain, and conducting clinical trials in companion animals with brain cancers. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research on brain tumors has been funded by the National Institutes of Health,
National Science Foundation, American Brain Tumor Association, American Kennel Club, and numerous private foundations. He serves on several national research advisory boards, including the National Cancer Institute’s Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium Steering Committee, and is a
past-president of the ACVIM specialty of neurology.
Prof.Dr.med.vet., Dipl ECVN
Frank Steffen is head of the section of neurology/neurosurgery at the the Vetsuisse faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Frank graduated at the University of Bern in 1991, followed by a residency in neurology at the Institute for Animal Neurology, University of Bern. After receiving the diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 1995, he worked as consultant for neurology/neurosurgery in referral centers in Switzerland until he returned to academia. As a faculty member of the Vetsuisse faculty, Frank is reponsible for teaching students and training of ECVN residents.
Frank’s research interests include diseases of the spine and spinal cord, neurosurgical procedures and regenerative strategies for degenerative disc disease. His publication list entails > 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on all fields of veterinary neurology.