Anna graduated in 2002 from the University of Bologna and went on to gain a post-graduate degree in cardiovascular diseases and related pathologies in small animals from the University of Parma. From April 2005 to November 2011 Anna worked as a veterinary clinic manager and senior veterinary surgeon, and then attained an MSc in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College, London.
She subsequently joined the Whole Animal Physiology and Imaging (WAPI) team providing in vivo research and training services to the MRC and Imperial College at Hammersmith Hospital Campus, with cardiovascular phenotyping as the main research area.
Anna came to the University of Surrey in 2015 as the Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) and Named Training & Competency Officer (NTCO), whilst also NVS for the APHA. Anna was appointed Senior Teaching Fellow & IMR Pathology Coordinator at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2018.
She is interested in animal welfare research and in particular in the development and application of the 3Rs (replace, reduce, refine) to scientific procedures.