Alessio Vigani is currently medical director of small animal emergency and critical care and extracorporeal therapy at The University of Zurich. Alessio received his D.V.M. degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Milan in 2006 and then obtained his PhD degree in clinical sciences. He completed a small animal rotating internship at the Ohio State University in Columbus in 2009.
He subsequently pursued two consecutive residency programs in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia and emergency and critical care at the University of Florida. He is ACVAA diplomate since 2012 and ACVECC diplomate since 2014. Until his arrival to UZH he worked as Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency, Critical Care and Extracorporeal therapy at North Carolina State University. His special interests include regional anesthesia in critical care, hemodynamics, acute kidney injury, and extracorporeal therapy. Alessio shares his apartment with his 3 dogs Scimmietta, Macchietta e Anacleto. Alessio is a devoted runner.