The Istituto Veterinario di Novara is actively involved in clinical research, in order to improve the diagnostic and treatment possibilities of some of the main diseases of dogs and cats, thanks to the contribution of its collaborators.
Dr. Edoardo Auriemma (Dipl. ECVDI), responsible for the scientific activity of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging of the Istituto Veterinario di Novara, performs studies on computed tomography of canine and feline lung diseases and is involved in research projects on feline infectious disorders. In addition, Dr. Edoardo Auriemma takes part in research investigations on the use of ultrasonography and elastosonography applied to veterinary dermatology.
Dr. Eric Zini (PD, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA, Internal Medicine) is responsible for the scientific activity of the Internal Medicine Department of the Istituto Veterinario di Novara and of the research group of Endocrinology and Diabetology of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Zurich (Switzerland). He performs studies on the pathogenesis of feline pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and on new treatment strategies for diabetes mellitus in cats. Dr. Eric Zini, moreover, is involved in research projects on feline infectious diseases and takes part in clinical investigations in dog and cat oncology and nephrology, and in canine leishmaniasis.
Dr. Fabia Scarampella (MSc, Dipl. ECVD) and Dr. Giordana Zanna (PhD, Dipl. ECVD), responsible for the scientific activity of the Department of Dermatology of the Istituto Veterinario di Novara, perform research studies on novel diagnostic techniques, such as dermoscopy and videodermoscopy, both in dogs and in cats. In addition, Dr. Fabia Scarampella and Dr. Giordana Zanna are studying skin disorders in veterinary medicine by means of ultrasonography and elastosonography.
Dr. Oriol Domenech (MSc, Dipl. ECVIM-CA, Cardiology) is responsible for the scientific activity of the Department of Cardiology of the Istituto Veterinario di Novara. He performs an european PhD at the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in Murcia (Spain) on left ventricular function before and after the closing of the canine pervious arterial duct (PDA) by an interventional cardiology technique. The study includes also a research on the use of transesophageal echocardiography during interventional procedures. In addition, Dr. Oriol Domenech takes part in a research project on the use of new treatments in dogs with congestive heart failure.