Andrea qualified from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1995. After working for 15 months as a Veterinary Surgeon in the Italian Army, he returned to the University of Pisa to start a three-year clinical PhD in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. Afterwards Andrea spent several years in first opinion and referral small animal practices both in Italy and UK and gained the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2010. In April 2010 Andrea started a three-year ECVS approved residency in Small Animal Surgery at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Winchester (UK), where he remained as a clinician in small animal surgery until July 2014, when he moved to Liverpool University as Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He gained the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2015. In 2016 Andrea moved to Dick White Referral as Clinician in Small Animal Orthopaedics, where he was also appointed Hon. Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. In 2018 he returned to Italy as Head of Surgery at Ospedale Veterinario I Portoni Rossi. He is currently Head of Surgery at Istituto Veterinario di Novara and collaborates with the University of Teramo and the University of Milan.