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Chiara Valtolina

Chiara Valtolina

DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVECC, Dip. ECVECC. Department of Small Animal Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Dr. Valtolina graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Milan and remained there as one of the team in the surgical department for some years before undertaking a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at London’s Royal Veterinary College. She attained diplomate status of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 2009 and followed this with her diploma from the European College of Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Valtolina was awarded her PhD in 2019 with a thesis on aspects of feline hepatic lipidosis, and she currently works as senior lecturer in the intensive care unit at Utrecht’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Contributions from Chiara Valtolina

Browse between the articles contributions from this author below.

A lateral thoracic radiograph of a cat with bilateral pleural effusion

Issue number32.3 Published 21/12/2022

Feline pyothorax

Feline pyothorax is a potentially fatal condition that requires prompt recognition and adequate treatment in order to ensure a good outcome for the patient, as Chiara Valtolina describes.

By Chiara Valtolina

A short guide to... Nasal feeding tubes in dogs

Issue number27.1 Published 05/09/2019

A short guide to... Nasal feeding tubes in dogs

Simple to use and remarkably effective, feeding a sick dog via an intra-nasal tube can be...

By Joris Robben and Chiara Valtolina