New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Areas: cytology, haematopathology, immunohistochemistry, sepsis, canine leishmaniosis
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Cytology and haematopathology;
Cytology-histology correlation;
Cell pellet immunohistochemistry for the diagnosis of mesothelioma;
Markers of sepsis in horses;
Clinical pathology changes in canine leishmaniosis

Clinical Pathology

Bersan, E., Maddox, T., Walmsley, G., Piviani, M., Burrow, R. CT-guided drainage of a brainstem abscess in a cat as an emergency treatment procedure JFMS Open Rep 6: 2055116919896111, 2020.

Rich, A. F., Piviani, M., Swales, H., Finotello, R., Blundell, R. Bilateral thyroid carcinosarcoma in a cat Journal of Comparative Pathology 171: 24-29, 2019.

Alcoverro, E., Bersan, E., Sanchez-Masian, D., Piviani, M. Eosinophilic cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis associated with neural Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in a dog Veterinary Clinical Pathology 48: 78-82, 2019.

Verin, R., Cian, F., Stewart, J., Binanti, D., MacNeill, A. L., Piviani, M., Monti, P., Baroni, G., Le Calvez, S., Scase, T. J., Finotello, R. Canine clitoral carcinoma: A clinical, cytologic, histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural study Veterinary Pathology 55: 501-509, 2018.

Robinson, C. S., Singer, E. R., Piviani, M., Rubio-Martinez, L. M. Are serum amyloid A or D-lactate useful to diagnose synovial contamination or sepsis in horses? Veterinary Record 181: 425, 2017.

Mesquita, L., Mortier, J., Ressel, L., Finotello, R., Silvestrini, P., Piviani, M. Neoplastic pleural effusion and intrathoracic metastasis of a scapular osteosarcoma in a dog: a multidisciplinary integrated diagnostic approach Veterinary Clinical Pathology 46: 337-343, 2017.

Piviani, M., Walton, R. M., Patel, R. T. Significance of mastocytemia in cats Veterinary Clinical Pathology 42: 4-10, 2013.

Piviani, M., Sanchez, M. D., Patel, R. T. Cytologic features of clear cell adnexal carcinoma in 3 dogs Veterinary Clinical Pathology 41: 405-11, 2012.

Silvestrini, P., Piviani, M., Alberola, J., Rodriguez-Cortes, A., Planellas, M., Roura, X., O'Brien, P. J., Pastor, J. Serum cardiac troponin I concentrations in dogs with leishmaniasis: correlation with age and clinicopathologic abnormalities Veterinary Clinical Pathology 41: 568-74, 2012.

Piviani, M., Segura, D., Monreal, L., Bach-Raich, E., Mesalles, M., Pastor, J. Neutrophilic myeloperoxidase index and mean light absorbance in neonatal septic and nonseptic foals Veterinary Clinical Pathology 40: 340-4, 2011.

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pisa, 2004

SPCAA (Pathology and Clinics of Companion Animals) University of Pisa, 2007

MSc (Veterinary Research-Specialty of Internal Medicine and Surgery) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2008

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2006 to 2007)
Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2008 to 2009)
ECVCP Residency in Clinical Pathology

University of Pennsylvania (2009 to 2012)
ACVP Residency in Clinical Pathology