Biography

Pietro Saviano, D.V.M., Ph.D.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

16.5.2006-present. Director of Veterinary Clinic for Small Animals. Ultrasonography & radiography, surgery, internal medicine. Ambulatorio Veterinario, via Mentana 19, 41040 Spezzano di Fiorano Modenese (MO)

2015.10- 2018.05 Supervisor of the dolphins population under uman care in Zoomarine Roma, Dolphin Discovery

2014 Teacher. Corso di Alta Formazione “I cetacei del Mediterraneo: conservazione e gestione integrata” a.a. 2013/2014, Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione Viale dell’Università, 16,35020 – Legnaro (PD)

2014 Expert inspector consultant appointed by Ministero della Salute and confirmed by Ministero dell’Ambiente for Zoo’s examination, Roma prot. 0010224-12-05-2014

2012- present Consultant veterinarian for Marine Mammals Strandings, Fondazione Cetacea Riccione

2011-present. Consultant veterinarian for Diagnostic Imaging for Cetacean stranding Emergency Response Team (CERT).Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padova, viale dell’Università 16,35020 Legnaro (PD) – ITALY. Consultant Veterinarian

2010. Contributor : “Linee Guida per l’Intervento su Cetacei Spiaggiati Vivi” (Guidelines in marine mammal Strandings), Author: S. Mazzariol. Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padova, viale dell’Università 16,35020 Legnaro (PD) – ITALY

2006-present. Consultant veterinarian for abdominal ultrasonography in small animals. Consultant for other small animal clinics in Modena.

2006-present. Consultant veterinarian for ultrasonography in cetaceans. 11 facilities including Italy, Malta, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, Dominican Republic and USA

16.5.2006-present. Director of Veterinary Clinic for Small Animals. Ultrasonography & radiography, surgery, internal medicine. Ambulatorio Veterinario, via Mentana 19, 41040 Spezzano di Fiorano Modenese (MO)

27.07.2005-30.11.2005.    PhD program. “Ultrasonographic evaluation of Tursiops truncatus” Evaluating marine mammals using ultrasonography. Sea Life Park by Dolphin Discovery, Kalanianaole highway #7, Waimanalo, Hawaii HI 96795 USA

2003-2006.   PhD program: “Diagnostica per immagini e chirurgia endoscopica veterinaria” XVIII Ciclo (Diagnostic imaging and endoscopy in veterinary medicine, PhD program) Ultrasonography, radiography, surgery, Responsable giving lectures and mentoring veterinary interns. Department of Internal medicine, Surgery area.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, via Tolara di Sopra 50, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), con sede amministrativa presso Università di Teramo. PhD in Veterinary Medicine.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

16.7.2002:    Degree in Veterinary Medicine.  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, via Tolara di Sopra 50, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO) Thesis : “Application of simulators in training process of video-laparoscopic techniques in veterinary medicine”

20.10.2006:   PhD Dissertation, PhD thesis “Ultrasonography in Tursiops truncatus”. Dottorato di ricerca in “Diagnostica per immagini e chirurgia endoscopica veterinaria” XVIII°Ciclo, (Diagnostic imaging and endoscopy in veterinary medicine, PhD program). Department of Internal Medicine, Surgery area. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, via Tolara di Sopra 50, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), con sede amministrativa presso Università di Teramo

 

PUBBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • PhD Thesis: “Studio ecografico del Tursiops truncatus” Dottorato di ricerca in “Diagnostica per immagini e chirurgia endoscopica veterinaria” XVIII°Ciclo, Department of Internal Medicine, Surgery area. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna,via Tolara di Sopra 50, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), con sede amministrativa presso Università di Teramo
  • A multidisciplinary approach to the management of pregnancy,partuition and post-parturition in Tursiops truncatus. Barros, Guglielmi, Saviano, Simoni, Redivo, Arzocco, Di Naro, Russo, Bortolotto 2009 37th EAAM Annual Symposium in Malta. Poster Presentation
  • Ultrasonographic imaging of reproductive organs in a female Risso’s dolphin, Grampus griseus. Saviano Pietro and Biancani Barbara 2010 38th EAAM Annual Symposium in Lisbon. Poster Presentation
  • Gastric compartments: comparative study between bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griuseus).Biancani, B., Saviano, P., Rossi, G. IAAAM 2010, Oral presentation
  • Ultrasonographic imaging of reproductive organs in a female Risso’s dolphin, Grampus griseus. Saviano P., Biancani B. EAAM 2010, poster.
  • Giornate Studio sulla Gestione Clinica dei Cetacei e delle Tartarughe Marine, 1-2 Dicembre 2010 Università di Napoli, Oral presentation
  • Ultrasonographyc appearance of fundic stomach during gastritis in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Saviano P., Guglielmi E., Biancani B. EAAM – Barcelona 39th Symposium 11-14 March 2011 Oral presentation
  • Compartimenti gastrici: studio comparato tra tursiope (Tursiops truncatus) e grampo (Grampus griseus). Campesi E., Biancani B., Sampayo J., Saviano P., Rossi G. Convegno Nazionale sui Cetacei e sulle Tartarughe 2011, Oral presentation.
  • “Protocols and first aid emergency techniques in cetacean mass strandings of alive animals” Oral presentation. 20-21 Giugno 2012, University of Padova,Italy, Invited speaker
  • “HANDBOOK OF ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN DOLPHINS, Abdomen Thorax and Eye” Edited on Kindle Amazon, March 2013(The first handbook of ultrasonography in dolphins ever published!) Author & Editor.
  • “Two cases of gastric impaction in Stenella coeruleoalba” 15/18-3-2013: 41th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Nuremberg, Germany, Oral presentation
  • ”First training for Veterinarians”, NETCET,13/17-5-2013 University of Padova, Invited Speaker
  • “Gestione veterinaria degli spiaggiamenti dei Cetacei”,15-5-2014 Guardia Costiera Volontaria Ravenna, Invited Speaker
  • “Sorveglianza sanitaria dei Cetacei spiaggiati lungo le coste delle regioni Emilia Romagna e Marche”,4-6-2014 Fondazione Centro Ricerche Marine, Cesenatico, Teacher
  • “I cetacei del Mediterraneo: conservazione e gestione integrata” a.a. 2013/2014, Corso di Alta Formazione, Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione Viale dell’Università, 16,35020 – Legnaro (PD), Teacher
  • FAUNA D’ITALIA-Mammalia IV- Cetacea- Calderini ED 2015, Co-author
  • Additional ultrasonographic findings at the fourth trimester of pregnancy in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) under human care. Saviano P.,Fiorucci L.,Grande F., Flanagan C., EAAM – Kolmarden 43th Symposium 22-26 March 2015 Oral presentation
  • Regional IMATA-Animal training and housbandry Workshop, 11-12 Novembre 2015,Roma, Invited Speaker
  • “Handbook of Cetacean Strandings”, edited by Mazzariol,Cozzi Centelleghe, Netcet, 2015, Co-author.
  • “Determination of the main reference values in ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract in clinically healthy bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)” Aquatic Mammals 2015,42(3),284-294. Authors: Fiorucci,Garcia-Parraga,Macrelli,Grande,Flanagan,Rueca,Busechian,Bianchi,Arbelo & Saviano.
  • “Determination of the main reference values in ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract in clinically healthy bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)”, Saviano, P.*, Fiorucci, L., Grande, F., Arbelo, M.. 22/14-3-2016. 44 Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM,Benidorm, Spain. Oral Presentation.
  • “Intravaginal artificial insemination in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) using refrigerated semen and medical training” Barros-García, C., García-Párraga, D. (2), Marco-Cabedo, V., Valls, M., Álvaro, T., Monreal-Pawlowsky, T., Saviano, P., Milo, C. , Sánchez-Calabuig, M.J. , García-Vázquez, F.A. 22/14-3-2016. 44 Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM,Benidorm, Spain. Co-author,Oral Presentation.
  • “Determination of the main reference values in ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract in clinically healthy bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)”, Saviano, P.*, Fiorucci, L., Grande, F., Arbelo, M.. 21/26-5-2016 47 International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine IAAAM, Virginia Beach,USA
  • “Anatomy of Dolphins,Insights into Body Structure and Function”, B.Cozzi,S.Huggenberger, H. Oelschlager, Academic Press, Elsevier 2017, Contributor.
  • “ADVANCED DOLPHIN ULTRASONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP”, IAAAM 48 International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine IAAAM, Instructor with Dr. Marina Ivancic, May 2017,Cancun,Mexico
  • “Incidence and management of ulcerative keratitis in a pinnipeds population under human care”, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, ISSN 2054-3425, F.Grande, L.Fiorucci, R.Macrelli and P. Saviano, 2017
  • CRC MARINE MAMMAL MEDICINE THIRD EDITION, CHAPTER 24 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING (PGG537-551) CO-AUTHOR, CRC PRESS, 20186/2/2018 Workshop Dipartimento Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Università di Bologna, il ruolo del Medico Veterinario nel Bacino del Mediterraneo,Bolgna, Italy., Invited speaker.

CONGRESSES AND SYMPOSIA

20/21-04-2002: “15 casi clinici interattivi in Medicina Interna” Congresso annuale AIVPA Pisa.

29-9-2003/1-10-2003: Corso di Fisiopatologia dei Rettili e degli Anfibi, Prof. Fredric Frye , presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna.

23/25-10-2003: Corso sulla Biologia dei Cetacei, Fondazione Cetacea.

25-01-2003: Convegno “Wildlife & Exotic Animal Medicine” SIVSANC, Fondazione Cetacea e la Oltremare presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna

15/16- 02-2003: Seminario SCIVAC “Diagnostica per immagini del torace e dell’addome”. Bari.

12/13-04-2003: Seminario SCIVAC di “Aggiornamento in medicina d’urgenza per animali da compagnia”, Bologna.

12-5-2003: Evento formativo:“Recenti acquisizioni nella diagnosi e terapia delle malattie del pancreas del cane e del gatto” presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna.

13-09-2003: Seminario di endoscopia rigida e flessibile diagnostica e terapeutica negli animali da compagnia, presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna.

17/19-10-2003: 47° congresso nazionale SCIVAC “Chirurgia dei tessuti molli negli animali da compagnia” Perugia.

17/20-3-2006: 34th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals “We Care” EAAM Riccione, Italy

10/14-5-2008: 39th International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine IAAAM hosted in Rome

13/16-3-2009: 37th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM Zoomarine Malta

12/15-3-2010: 38th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Portugal Zoo Lisboa

11/14-3-2011: 39th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Barcelona, Spain

11/14-3-2012: 40th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Madrid, Spain

15/18-3-2013: 41th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Nuremberg, Germany

14/17-3-2014: 42nd Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Tenerife, Spain

22/26-3-2015. 43th Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Kolmarden,Sweden

May 2015: International Conference on Disease of Zoo & Wild Animals. Barcelona, Spain

11/12 -11-2015. IMATA Animal training and housbandry Workshop, Roma,Italy

22/14-3-2016. 44 Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM,Benidorm, Spain.

21/26-5-2016 47 International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine IAAAM, Virginia Beach,USA

8/11-3-2017 45 Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM, Genova, Italy

20/25-5-2017 48 International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine IAAAM, Cancun, Mexico

03-2018 45 Annual Symposium of European Association for Aquatic Mammals EAAM,Roma,Italy

6/2/2018 Workshop Dipartimento Scienze Mediche Veterinarie Università di Bologna, il ruolo del Medico Veterinario nel Bacino del Mediterraneo,Bolgna, Italy.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

PADI certified, Free diver, Strong swimmer.

 

ARTISTIC SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

Anatomical drawing.