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Dr Francesco Cian is a veterinary clinical pathologist and one of the 85 European board-certified Veterinary Specialists in Clinical Pathology. 

Francesco qualified from University of Padua (Italy) with a DVM in 2006. He spent the next 4 years in small animal practice. In 2010, he started a residency program in Clinical Pathology at the University of Cambridge, which he finished in 2013 attaining both an ECVCP and FRCPath diploma. 

Francesco joined the Animal Health Trust in 2013 as Head of Clinical Pathology, and from September 2015 works for Battlab/LABOKLIN. He also works as a consultant in cytopathology for LACUNA Diagnostics and Asia Veterinary Diagnostics (AVD).

Dr Cian organises online tutored cytology and haematology courses in collaboration with the platform VetCPD and UNISVET. These courses are primarily addressed to general practice veterinarians but can also be attended by veterinary students, veterinary nurses and laboratory technicians. 

Dr. Cian is available to travel to your location to speak or is able to provide remote conferences or webinars. Dr. Cian speaks to veterinary professionals across Europe and Asia about topics in veterinary cytology and haematology. Potential topics are included below.

All of you will be able to find a way of approaching and breaking into this discipline. However, if you want some help and if you want to be accompanied a little bit on this journey, here you can find some suggestions that may be useful. Enjoy!

This section will be regularly updated and wants to be an instrument to keep you informed about everything happening in the veterinary clinical pathology world (in particular cytology). It will include information about congresses, webinars, job offers and of course some educational posts prepared in collaboration with Giuseppe Menga from ACV TRIGGIANO veterinary diagnostic laboratory.


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