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Our highly skilled equine team offers a broad range of medical and surgical expertise. You can bring your horse in by appointment or ask your vet to refer your horse to us in difficult cases.
Our senior equine clinicians are supported by experienced and qualified anaesthetists, nurses, technicians, clinical pathologists, and diagnostic imaging specialists. Final-year vet students working under supervision allow us to provide 24-hour intensive care.
Appointments and out-of-hours emergencies:
Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax 06 350 5747
Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 85246
Luca graduated from the University of Parma (Italy) in 2003. After graduation he spent 2 years at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino (California, U.S.A.) where he completed an internship and a fellowship. He then moved to Saskatoon (Canada) where he completed a large animal surgery residency and a Master of Veterinary Science on carpometacarpal osteoarthritis in horses in 2009 at the University of Saskatchewan.
In 2010 he passed the specialty surgery board exam and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has subsequently worked for 2 years as a clinical associate in large animal surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and 1 year as a clinical instructor in equine surgery and lameness at the University of Montreal (Canada). Luca moved to New Zealand and joined Massey University in October 2012.
His main clinical interests are in equine orthopedics and minimally invasive surgeries, but enjoys all aspects of equine surgery. His research interests focus in equine musculoskeletal injuries and joint diseases.
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Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Surgery (070711)
Large Animal Surgery
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Last updated on Wednesday 17 August 2016