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


Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animal)

RCVS-Recognized Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Internal Medicine

SPCAA-Specialist in Pathology and Clinics of Companion Animals

Associate Professor in Clinical Internal Medicine and Interventional Radiology, Academic Clinician, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Areas: Vector-borne diseases, canine leishmaniosis, infectious diseases
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selected vector-borne diseases in the UK
dogs with overt clinical leishmaniosis but negative or low positive serology
canine and feline immune-mediated polyarthritis
canine hypoparathyroidism

Vector-borne diseases, infectious diseases, respiratory and urinary systems minimal invasive procedures

Silvestrini, P., Piviani, M., Masian, D. S. Ischaemic myelopathy in a cat with chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and hyperaldosteronism Veterinary Record Case Reports 9: 1, 2021.

Casamian-Sorrosal, D., Silvestrini, P., Blake, R., Kortum, A., Watson, P. J., Martinez, Y., Alvarez, J. L., Keegan, S. Clinical features and long-term follow-up of 70 cases of canine idiopathic eosinophilic lung disease Veterinary Record 187: 8, 2020.

Busto, I. del, German, A. J., Treggiari, E., Romanelli, G., O'Connell, E. M., Batchelor, D. J., Silvestrini, P., Murtagh, K. Incidence of postoperative complications and outcome of 48 dogs undergoing surgical management of insulinoma Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 34: 1135-1143, 2020.

Silvestrini, P. Dealing with leishmaniosis in dogs and cats Veterinary Record 184: 254-255, 2019.

Latre, A. R., McPartland, A., Cain, D., Walker, D., Black, V., Steen, N. van den, Warman, S., Battersby, I., Murtagh, K., Silvestrini, P., Batchelor, D., Tappin, S. W. Canine sterile steroid-responsive lymphadenitis in 49 dogs Journal of Small Animal Practice 60: 280-290, 2019.

Finotello, R., Schiavo, L., Ressel, L., Frohmader, A., Silvestrini, P., Verin, R. Lipoxygenase-5 expression in canine urinary bladder: normal urothelium, cystitis and transitional cell carcinoma Journal of Comparative Pathology 170: 1-9, 2019.

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.

Silvestrini, P., Batchelor, D., Allenspach, K., Maunder, C., Seth, M., Mas, A., Hill, T., Serrano, G., Roura, X., Planellas, M., German, A. J., Pastor, J. Clinical leishmaniasis in dogs living in the UK Journal of Small Animal Practice 57: 453-458, 2016.

Silvestrini, P., Zoia, A., Planellas, M., Roura, X., Pastor, J., Ceron, J. J., Caldin, M. Iron status and C-reactive protein incanine leishmaniasis Journal of Small Animal Practice 55: 95-101, 2014.

Fernandez, M., Altet, L., Martinez-Diaz, V. L., Tabar, M. D., Silvestrini, P., Francino, O., Roura, X. Assessment of PCR status of vector-borne pathogens in dogs presenting arrhythmias Comparative Clinical Pathology 23: 1447-1452, 2014.

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: 568-574, 2012.

Vrabelova, D., Silvestrini, P., Ciudad, J., Gimenez, J. C., Ballesteros, M., Puig, P., Ruiz de Gopegui, R. Analysis of 2735 canine uroliths in Spain and Portugal. A retrospective study: 2004-2006 Research in Veterinary Science 91: 208-11, 2011.

Torrente, C., Silvestrini, P., Ruiz de Gopegui, R. Severe life-threatening hypokalemia in a cat with suspected distal renal tubular acidosis Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (San Antonio, Tex.: 2001) 20: 250-7, 2010.

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) University of Perugia, 2002

MSc (Veterinary Research) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2009

PhD (Veterinary Medicine) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2016

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animal)

RCVS-Recognized Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Internal Medicine

SPCAA-Specialist in Pathology and Clinics of Companion Animals

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2007 to 2010)
Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine

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

Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CPS) - University of Liverpool (2016 to 2016)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)