Dr. Francesca Raimondi
Date of Birth: 05.14,1978
Nationality : Italian
My one true professional goal is to reach the best of my ability as a veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon.
I have gained extensive experience as a veterinary neurologist with a thorough knowledge of diagnostic imaging (radiography, myelography, tc, mielotc, magnetic resonance imaging) electrodiagnostic, neurosurgery (mini emilaminectomy, emilaminectomy, spine stabilization,cervical ventral slot)I worked for six years (until December 2012) as a specialist in neurology, diagnostic imaging, neurosurgery in a reference center in Rome.
I am a member of E.C.V.S., SINVET, SCIVAC.I follow the main conference / training events in the field. For a year I take care of minimally invasive intracranial surgery (currently mainly brain biopsies) through use of a neuronavigator .I would like to specialize more with the techniques of minimally invasive surgery and in the future to apply the use of neuronavigator to perform minimally invasive surgery using the ultrasonic aspirator.
University of Milan
Degree in veterinary medicine vote 104/110
March 2013, SCIVAC, 77 INTERNATIONAL DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING – MILAN 2013
December 2012 ,SINVET Topics of Neurology, feline medicine.
June 2012, ACVIM in New Orleans, session of neurology and neurosurgery.
Settembre 2011 24th Annual ESVN Symposium on Genetic Neurological Diseases in Trier ( Germany ).
June 2011, ACVIM in Denver, workshops about CT, session of neurology and neurosurgery.
May 2011, 7 th European Veterinary MRI –User Meeting Technical notes : functional and interventional MRI. From the root to the target: peripheral nerve and neuromuscular diseases
April 2011, University of Bologna Intracranial neurosurgery: removal of pituitary macroadenoma and patient management.
November 2010, SINVET Liver disease and surgery of portosystemic shunts
May 2010, 65th International Congress multiplex SCIVAC, , session of neurology and imaging
May 2010, 6th European Veterinary MRI User Meeting Soft Tissue Imaging and thoracic imaging in small animals. New ideas in tendon imaging in horses. Inversion recovery sequences and fat supression sequences.
April 2008, University of Parma II ° Theoretical-practical course of veterinary clinical neurophysiology, focus on generalized neuromuscular diseases of the dog and cat.
May 2008, 4th European Veterinary MRI-User Meeting Imaging of the splanchocranium in horses and small animals , The use of contrast media in MRI.
November 2008, SINVET: Meeting of neuro-ophthalmology
June 2008, SCIVAC: ADVANCED VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PRACTICAL AND INTERACTIVE MRI WORKSHOP
October 2007, AIVPA: National Congress of Veterinary Neurology
2005-2006, SCIVAC: Educational tour of veterinary neurology 4 meetings:
Neurological examination and localization
Principles of the neuro- medical and surgical therapy
2006, SCIVAC Course on distal Extremities Surgery and Traumatology
June 2005, SCIVAC: Course of external fixation
October 2005, SCIVAC: AO-ASIF course in orthopedics and traumatology
I perform stereotactic brain surgery as free lance .
LIVS (Long Island Veterinary Hospital)
I am doing a stage as visitor to learn more about brain surgery in particular I am learning to perform cranioplasty in Chiari-like syndrome, to perform brain surgery with brainsight, with CUSA. I am following brachiteraphy radiation system
Clinica veterinaria Roma Sud , Rome
Neurologist / Imaging / Neurosurgeon
I worked in veterinary neurology, Imaging. I performed neurological and orthopaedic radiographic studies, Tc, mielotc, MRI, electrodiagnostic, collection of cerebrospinal fluid, neurosurgery ( thoraco-lumbar surgery , cervical ventral slot, spinal stabilization),brain surgery : intracranial biopsies by neuronavigator. I have a rmi guided stereotactic system : brainsight with which a perform mini invasive cranial biopsy.
Dec 2004 – April 2006
Clinica Veterinaria Dott.re Ferretti Antonio, Milan – Legnano
I worked as an assistant, followed orthopedic examinations, I was in charge of radiology, helping as an assistant in orthopedic and neurological surgery
First Aid Center , Bergamo
After completing a period of six months as an assistant / trainee, I worked as a day and night shift workers, dealing with first aid, internal medicine, radiology, surgery, basic
Jan 2005 – April 2006
Imaging center , Dr.ssa Lotti , Turin
I work as assistant in RMN imaging
January – March 2012
I participated as speakers at the UNIMEDVET course of neurology, imaging
The topics I discussed were:
1) Imaging in neurologic disorders : mielotc , TC, RMI
2) Side test in neurologic disorders: cerebrospinal fluid, PCR, sierology
3) Infections of the Spine
4) traumatic lesions of the Spine
5) neoplastic lesion of the head
I will attend as speaker at the event dedicated to the epilepsy in dogs and cats organized by UNIVETMED
poster in the 77 international course of imaging in Milan hold by Scivac: Stereotactic Intracranial RMI guided biopsy performed by brainsight system in a dog
A case report : multiple cerebrovascular accident associated with unilateral cerebrocortical necrosis in a cat with CNS-FIP waiting to be approved