Graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1987 from the University of Milan, after that obtained the Specialization in Small Animal Practice and in Veterinary cardiology . Stayed for study, research and teaching, for several months, at University Veterinary Schools in U.S.A (Athens GA, Davis, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Ft Collins CO) and in Japan (Gifu) and was invited speaker in over 100 courses and conferences in Italy, USA, Japan, Cuba, Croatia , Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain, Poland, Romania, Czech republic. He is author and co-author of more than 40 publications in “peer-reviewed international journals “, 2 books on Heartworm disease 3 on CVBD on one about Veterinary Cardiology. Collaborates in research projects with the University of Milan, Parma, Zagreb and Salamanca. He is member of the American Heartworm Society, Feline Heartworm International Council, SOIPA, ESSCAP and WAAP, and is vice President of the European Dirofilaria Society. He is an EVPC (European College of Veterinary Parasitology) diplomate. He deals with Parasitology, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery both in Italian Veterinary Hospitals (Clinica Veterinaria Lago Maggiore, Ospedale veterinario Città di Pavia, Ospedale veterinario Poggio Piccolo, Istituto Veterinario di Novara) and abroad (Spain and Hungary)
Who is Luigi Venco?
He is a 27 year old vet with 28 years of experience.
Lucky enough to start working when veterinary medicine started to catch up with the human one.
Lucky of having had great teachers in Italy and around the world and being grateful to them. Lucky of having had the opportunity to work in many countries. Lucky to have found true friends and wonderful colleagues anywhere. Lucky to still have a lot of enthusiasm in his work and to have the strength to be happy for a life saved and grieve for a lost one.
We know you work with many vets from the Balkans. People say we are different. What do you think?
Absolutely different. Full of enthusiasm and with great sense of friendship and collaboration. As young boys in love with what they do.
Tell us more about your daily work and your problems( as well your solutions) ?
The every day work of is full of joy for the victories and sorrows for defeated. It collides with little or too much love for animals. With the economic problems of the owners. With what we would like and we can not. It ‘s a battle to fight with your heart and your mind. The solution, at the end of a tiring and stressful day, is to be able to sleep thinking: “I do not know if I was perfect. But I did the best I could. Tomorrow anyway I will do better”
Can you share with us your “golden rules” for better practice?
– Be critical of yourself, not of others, you can do better always
– Not justify your mistakes but learn from them
– Do not be afraid to teach everyone and be humble to learn from everyone
– Never think you’re the best, always think that you will become
– You are taking care of a life, not a number or a name. Always look in their eyes and listen to what they say
– Nothing is useless. Also visit a healthy dog. Only by knowing what is normal you will be able to understand what is not normal
– Never stop studying and to update you. Veterinary medicine runs in a hurry
What do you think about the level of vet medicine on the Balkans( you receive so many vets, who come to learn from you) ?
I believe that the level of veterinary medicine in the Balkans is growing every day. As in Italy a few years ago. And it runs very fast. Thank you for transmitting us this feeling
What do you think about vet online journal Vets on The Balkans?
It ‘s a wonderful Journal. Open source. Clinical cases and tips useful for the reader. Not just a display of vanity for the authors. Congratulations to the editors for strong expended effort