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Davide Corbetta


Board eligible veterinary pathologist


Professional history

Davide graduated from University of the Studies of Milan, Italy in 2011 and qualified as DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) after discussing a research project on IVIg (Intravenous Immunoglobulins) application in domestic animals at the Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health, Veterinary Immunology. After graduation, he then spent three years in practice working as veterinary clinician in Germany and, through the Leonardo Project European grant obtained in Milan University, in southern England as MRCVS. In 2015, he did a two-year internship (Junior Training Scholarship) in veterinary clinical pathology in a commercial lab in Yorkshire (formerly CTDS, part of VPG, now Synlab Ltd.). In January 2020, he then completed a 3-year combined master degree and residency program (Senior Clinical Training Scholarship) in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Nottingham. He is now eligible for the ECVP certifying boarding examination. He completed the fellowship of the higher education academy as Associate fellow following the ATP (Associate Teaching Program) at the University of Nottingham. He completed his MVM (Master of Veterinary Medicine) focused on wildlife pathology in European badgers (Meles meles). Since March 2020, he joined the anatomic veterinary pathology team at the University of Cambridge.


Special interest

European badger (Meles meles) diseases and their role with concomitant mycobacterial infection.


Mammary gland neoplasms.

Veterinary oncology in companion animals with special interest in cutaneous neoplasms.


Recent publications

Morey-Matamalas A., de Stefani A., Corbetta D., Grau-Roma L., de Brot S. (2018) Pulmonary Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Dog. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 159, 11-15. (Peer reviewed article - Published). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2017.12.007

Hall S., Valls Sànchez F., Gardini A., Corbetta D., Florey J. (2019) Cerebellar ischaemic infarct: a rare complication of pancreatitis. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 7, e000685, 1-2 (Peer reviewed article - Published). DOI: 10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000685.

Morey-Matamalas A., Corbetta D., Waine K., Payne R., Grau-Roma L., Baiker K. (2020) Exercise-Induced Acute Abdominal Haemorrhage due to iliopsoas trauma in Racing Greyhounds. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 177, 42-46 (Peer reviewed article - Published). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2020.04.001.

Corbetta D., Grau-Roma L., Swift Ben, Sandoval E., Sorley M., Verin R., Bennett M. (2020) Histological Lesions in European Badgers (Meles meles) With and Without Mycobacteriosis. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 174 (Congress Communication – Abstract - Published): DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2019.10.043.

Corbetta D., Edery E., Polledo L., Bertal M., Grau-Roma L., de Brot S. (2019) Primary ureteral carcinoma in an ectopic and bifid ureter in a cat, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, (Peer reviewed article - In Press - Accepted 12.01.2020).

Morey-Matamalas A., Adamany J., Caudal V., Corbetta D., Ortiz A.L. (2020) Aortic chondrosarcoma in a dog presenting with hypertension, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, (Peer reviewed article - In Press - Accepted 05.05.2020).

Alonzi C., Ellis J., Corbetta D., Grau-Roma L., Valls F. (2020) Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a dog with seizures and suspected hyperadrenocorticism in the United Kingdom, Veterinary Record Case Reports, (Peer reviewed article - In Press - Accepted 13.05.2020).