Francesco Cian (DVM, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS)
Francesco qualified in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2006. In 2010, after a few years spent as general practitioner, he moved to the UK. He started a residency program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Cambridge, which he finished in 2013 with the achievement of the ECVCP and FRCPath diplomas. Francesco joined the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in late 2013 as Head of the Veterinary Clinical Pathology service. At the end of September 2015, he joined BattLab (LABOKLIN) where he is currently working as Senior Veterinary Clinical Pathologist. He is the current secretary of the ECVCP college and member of the cytology examination board. He is author of several publications on peer-reviewed journals, editor of three cytology books for CRC press and CABI, and coauthor of the cytology chapter of the BSAVA Manual of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Francesco is regular speaker and course organiser for ESAVS, BSAVA, UNISVET, ESAVS Asia and VetCPD. He has also been the first veterinary clinical pathologist to integrate digital cytology in online courses.