Elisabetta Mancinelli

DVM CertZooMed Dipl. ECZM (Small Mammal) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal)

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Small Mammal)

Elisabetta graduated from the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, in 2002. Her interest in exotics became clear shortly after her graduation, anticipating a career mainly based on non-conventional animal medicine and surgery. After a small animal focused internship, she’s been working solely with exotics since 2003. She undertook an externship in France, mainly based on reptile medicine and then completed an externship program at the “Angell Animal Memorial Hospital” in Boston (USA), focusing on exotic animal medicine and surgery. In 2007, she moved to UK where she initially worked in private practice and wildlife charities. In 2009, Elisabetta started the first European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Residency in Small Mammal Medicine, which she completed at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. From September 2010, she holds the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine. In 2014, she obtained the ECZM Diploma, Specialty “Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery”. She currently works at Valley Exotics in Cardiff.

Elisabetta Mancinelli lectures on the following courses

The Rodent Patient from A to Z

Elisabetta Mancinelli
Rodents such as guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats and hamsters, have become very popular pets and are nowadays commonly seen as patients. However, the lack of familiarity with these species can make their appropriate care challenging. A basic knowledge of their needs and a practical approach can...

Reptiles: A Practical Approach to the Scaly Patient

Elisabetta Mancinelli
Lizards, snakes and chelonians make up an extremely large and diverse group of reptiles with thousands of different species found throughout the world, adapted to a large variety of climates, habitats, and natural diets. Their anatomy and physiology can therefore vary considerably between...
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