Andrea Zoia was born on the 6th of October 1966 in Rome, Italy.
He graduated with 110/110 cum laude in March 1998 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy. He worked for 3 years in different small animal private practices in Italy and in the UK. In June 2001 Andrea began his 12 months rotating Small Animal Internship at “The Queen Mother Hospital for Animal”, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England. After this experience Andrea went back to work in small animal practices in the UK.
In January 2004 Andrea started his residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine, Scotland, UK. During his residency, in September 2007, he obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate in Small Animal Medicine. He then terminated his residency in January 2008.
Between February 2008 and April 2009 Andrea was employed as Temporary Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University College, Dublin, Ireland. After this period, he went back to work in private referral practices in the UK and in September 2010 he obtained the title of diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
He is currently working, since December 2010, at the San Marco Veterinary Clinic, Padova, Italy, where he is responsible for the Small Animal Internal Medicine department. Since July 2016 he is the program director of an alternative ECVIM-CA residency in Internal Medicine at the San Marco Veterinary Clinic which has been recognized as a conventional residency training program in September 2018.
On the 9th of April 2020 Andrea has defended his doctorate thesis titled “Enhanced systemic fibrinolysis in dogs with abdominal and pleural effusions” at Utrecht University.
Andrea is active in national and international post-academic education in general veterinary internal medicine with emphasis on the problem-oriented approach, hematology, pleural and abdominal effusions classification, and coagulation disorders.