Stefania Martinoli


My main interests are thoracic, liver and urinary tract surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgery.

I graduated in 2006 from the Veterinary University of Milan. Since then I have worked in a referral center in Sydney (Australia), then Namibia (Africa with wild animals), Italy and Switzerland (Tessin). I then moved to United Kingdom for 6 years where I completed a small animal rotating Internship followed by a small animal surgery Residency at Dick White Referrals, specializing myself in small animal surgery.

I then worked as a consultant in soft tissue surgery in the same Referral Centre for two more years before moving again here back to Switzerland.

I also went to USA for few externiship in small animal surgery and imaging, precisely at the veterinary university of Colorado and North Carolina.

I have presented two posters for new surgical techinques in America and Europe, at international veterinary conferences, and I have lectured several times to teach veterinary surgeons, throughout Europe. I have also published articles in veterinary journals about surgical topics.

My hobbies are cross country ski, since I have done 10 years of competitions, horse riding and triathlons.

I have a horse with whom I shared 12 years of my life and won the british endurance national championship in 2014.

I have also been a simultaneous translator for the British equestrian federation for a year.

I have attended a laparoscopy course at the medical simulation centre at the Royal Human hospital in London to improve my minimally invasive skills.


2005 Africa: Namibia | 3 months
2006 Australia: Sydney | 4 months
2008 United Kingdom | one year
2009 Tessin | 2 years
2011 United Kingdom | 6 years
During which I have also visited some Universities of veterinary medicine:
Colorado State University
North Caroline State University
Georgia State University
Maison Alfort (Paris) Veterinary university
Utrecht (Netherland) Veterinary University


2018 | ECVS Annual Meeting Athens

2017 | ACVS Veterinary Symposium Indianapolis USA

2015 | ACVS Veterinary Symposium Nashville Tennessee USA

2014 | ECVS Annual Meeting Copenhagen

2013 | ACVS Veterinary Symposium Texas USA

2012 | ECVS Annual Meeting Barcelona


The outcome of combine Urethropexy and Colposuspension for Management of Bitches with Urinary Incontinence Associated with Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence
Veterinary Surgery 2014 Jan;43(1):52-7 (First author)

Omentalisation in the treatment of sublumbar abscessation: long-term outcome in ten dogs.
Veterinary Record 2014;175:625 (Second author)

The Myth of lateral bulla osteotomy in the dog: Long term outcome of 160 TECA without bulla osteotomy
Waiting for acceptance (First Author)

Pericardial Flap to repair a pulmonary laceration in a cat with Pyothorax
Waiting for acceptance (Co-author and first to have used this technique)


2017 ECVS Edinburg

Poster presentation
“Pericardial flap to repair a pulmonary laceration in cat with pyothorax.”

2014 ECVS Copenhagen

Abstract presentation residents Forum:
“Calculation of Magnitude of Pre-operative Planning of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement using the Common Tangent and the Conventional Method: A Study of Intra and Inter observer variation.”

Short Communication Main Session:
“The Myth of lateral Bulla Osteotomy: Long term outcome for 160 Total Ear Canal Ablation procedures performed without lateral bulla osteotomy”.

2013 ACVS Texas Usa

Poster presentation
“The outcome of combine Urethropexy and Colposuspension for Management of Bitches with Urinary Incontinence Associated with Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence.”