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Dr Luca Ferasin

Luca Ferasin
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Year of Fellowship: 2019
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to the Profession

Field of work

Clinical practice (private)

Areas of special interest

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Endocrinology

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Innovation in professional practice
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Guest Professor, Small Animal Cardiology, Guangzhou, China


Dr Luca Ferasin graduated with honours in 1992 from the University of Bologna. After three years research in endocrinology at the BBSRC Institute in Cambridge, he was awarded his PhD in 1996. Following three years as Assistant Professor at Padua University, he then moved to Bristol University, where he taught cardio-respiratory medicine of the dog and cat.

In 2005-2007, he was Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of Minnesota. Between 2008 and 2014 he ran his own cardiology consultancy company, comprising a mix of private clinical referral work, telemedicine and post-graduate teaching. He is currently Director of Specialist Veterinary Cardiology Consultancy, in Hampshire. He obtained the RCVS certificate in cardiology in 2001, the certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education in 2002, the ECVIM diploma (cardiology) in 2004 and a Certificate in Business & Professional Studies in 2011.

Dr Ferasin has made a substantial contribution to the veterinary literature with articles, abstracts, and book chapters, including a chapter on coughing in the latest edition of Ettinger’s textbook of Internal Medicine. He also acted as chairman of the ECVIM examination committee and was member of the RCVS examination board and BSAVA congress committee.

He is a regular speaker worldwide. His main professional interests include feline cardiology, exercise physiology, as well as investigation and management of syncope and coughing.

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