Dr. Villarino is the Kay Yarborough Nelson Distinguished Professor in Feline Health at Washington State University, USA.
Dr. Villarino obtained his bachelor's in Veterinary Medicine and Doctorate in Veterinary Sciences in Argentina. While in his training program, he gained extensive experience in inflammatory models and anti-inflammatory therapies. In 2012, Dr. Villarino completed a Ph.D. and residency in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology program at the University of Tennessee, USA. During this program, his work focused on the pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials in animals. During the same year, he became American Board Certified in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. Two years later, Dr. Villarino completed a post-doctoral training program at the University of Tennessee, working on new strategies to control severe human plasmodium infections. Dr. Villarino joined the Faculty of Clinical Sciences as an Assistant Professor at Washington State University, USA, in September 2014. Specifically, he was hired to work in the Program in Individualized Medicine (PrIMe; https://prime.vetmed.wsu.edu/). This program is the first and only one of its kind in the world. This program has been created to develop and provide veterinarians and pet owners with innovative technologies and solutions to improve companion animals' health and well-being and the people who care for them. In 2020, Currently, his research program integrates pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, and metabolomics.