Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Matteo is a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College.  He is a recognised RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. 

Dr. Rossanese graduated from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2009. After one year in general practice, in 2011 he started a postgraduate research project and internship in surgery and neurosurgery at North Downs Specialist Referrals and shortly afterwards joined the Animal Health Trust for a general internship. In 2013 Matteo gained the certificate of Specialist in Animal Health from the University of Padua and in 2015 he completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. In September 2015 Matteo joined the Small Animal Teaching Hospital of the University of Liverpool where he completed a three-year ECVS approved residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liverpool. In 2018 Matteo successfully gained a Master in Veterinary Professional Studies. He is currently working as lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery including interventional radiology and video-assisted surgery. He is also interested in the therapeutic options for vascular anomalies, non-resectable cancers, and respiratory and urinary obstructions.

For an up to date list of Matteo's publications, please click on the link:


Matteo teaches veterinary and nursing undergraduates and is also regularly invited to speak on a variety of post-graduate veterinary CPD courses and at veterinary conferences. Matteo is a European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) resident supervisor.

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