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Rosario Vallefuoco

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Rosario Vallefuoco - Head of Service - Surgery
Rosario Vallefuoco DVM DipECVS MRCVS Head of Service - Surgery

Rosario graduated from the University of Naples in 2005.  He subsequently completed a 1-year rotating internship and a 1-year specialised surgery internship at the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort, France, before undertaking his 3-year small animal surgery residency training. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery and he is recognised by European Board of Specialisation (EBVS) as a specialist in the field of small animal surgery.

Rosario has worked both in academia and referral practice and regularly attends advanced & master courses in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. After his residency training he was appointed as a clinician in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, in 2013 and then joined the surgical team in a busy referral practice in Paris. Rosario joined the Small Animal Surgery team at Pride Veterinary Centre in October 2016. He gained the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in February 2020.

Rosario enjoys all aspects of surgery with particular interest for orthopaedic, oncology and neurosurgery and he has published several articles on a variety of surgical topics.

In his spare time, Rosario enjoys running, swimming, ready and travelling.

Hubers M, Allison A, Vallefuoco R. 2019. Delayed hypersensitivity reaction to human serum albumin in a dog surgically managed forseptic peritonitis. Vet Rec Case Rep 2019;7:e000722.

Bird, F. G., Vallefuoco, R., Dupré, G., & Brissot, H. 2018. A modified temporary tracheostomy in dogs: outcome and complications in 21 dogs (2012 to 2017). Journal of Small Animal Practice. 59, 769–776

Manou, M., Moissonnier, P.H., Jardel, N., Tissier, A. and Vallefuoco, R., 2017. Transoral approach for ventral tympanic bulla osteotomy in the dog: A descriptive cadaveric study. Veterinary Surgery, 46(6), pp.773-779.

Vallefuoco, R., Le Pommellet, H., Savin, A., Decambron, A., Manassero, M., Viateau, V., Gauthier, O., Fayolle, P., 2016. Complications of appendicular fracture repair in cats and small dogs using locking compression plates. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 29(01), pp.46-52.

Binvel, M., Vallefuoco, R. 2016. Traumatic elbow luxation in a cat. surgical management using circumferential suture prostheses Point Vet. Dec 2016

Deroy, C., Vallefuoco, R., Ragetly, G. 2016 Management a non-union fracture of the radius-ulna in a Chihuahua. Point Vet. Dec 201

Lechartier, A., Steele, E., Vallefuoco, R. and Mespoulhès‐Rivière, C., 2015. Resection of the incisive bone and rostral maxillae for removal of an ossifying fibroma in an 18‐year‐old Warmblood gelding. Equine Veterinary Education, 27(11), pp.574-578.

Pignon, C., Vallefuoco, R., Krumeich, N. and Moissonnier, P., 2014. Surgical Repair of a Pelvic Fracture in a Ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 23(1), pp.96-100.

Vallefuoco, R., Molas, C., Moissonnier, P. and Chahory, S., 2014. Lateral orbitotomy for treatment of an orbital abscess in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 55(10), pp.531-534.

Vallefuoco, R., Manassero, M., Leperlier, D., Scotti, S., Viateau, V. and Moissonnier, P., 2014. Surgical repair of thoraco-lumbar vertebral fracture-luxations in eight cats using screws and polymethylmethacrylate fixation. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT), 27(4), pp.306-312.

Manassero, M., Decambron, A., Viateau, V., Bedu, A.S., Vallefuoco, R., Benchekroun, G., Moissonnier, P. and Maurey, C., 2014. Indwelling double pigtail ureteral stent combined or not with surgery for feline ureterolithiasis: complications and outcome in 15 cases. Journal of feline medicine and surgery, 16(8), pp.623-630.

Manassero, M., Decambron, A., Vallefuoco, R., Viateau, V. 2013. Laparoscopic ovariectomy in dogs. May 2013. Point Vet 2013 44(335):56-61

Vallefuoco, R., Alleaume, C., Jardel, N., Maenhoudt, C. and Cordonnier, N., 2013. Type II atresia ani associated with rectovaginal fistula in a male pseudohermaphrodite kitten. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 54(5), p.475.

Vallefuoco, R., Pignon, C., Furst, A., Personne, L., Courreau, J.F. and Moissonnier, P., 2013. Traumatic elbow luxation in a free-ranging hedgehog (erinaceus europaeus): surgical management using circumferential suture prostheses. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 44(2), pp.491-494.

Vallefuoco, R., Bedu, A.S., Manassero, M., Viateau, V., Niebauer, G. and Moissonnier, P., 2013. Computed tomographic study of the optimal safe implantation corridors in feline thoraco-lumbar vertebrae. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 26(05), pp.372-378.

Jardel, N., Vallefuco, R. and Viateau, V., 2013. A fistula flap technique for correction of type II atresia ani and rectovaginal fistula in 6 kittens. Veterinary Surgery, 42(2), pp.180-185.

Manassero, M., Viateau, V., Matthys, R., Deschepper, M., Vallefuoco, R., Bensidhoum, M. and Petite, H., 2012. A novel murine femoral segmental critical-sized defect model stabilized by plate osteosynthesis for bone tissue engineering purposes. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods, 19(4), pp.271-280.

Manassero, M., Leperlier, D., Vallefuoco, R. and Viateau, V., 2012. Laparoscopic ovariectomy in dogs using a single-port multiple-access device. The Veterinary Record, 171(3), pp.69-69.

Vallefuoco, R., Jardel, N., El Mrini, M., Stambouli, F. and Cordonnier, N., 2011. Parotid salivary duct sialocele associated with glandular duct stenosis in a cat. Journal of feline medicine and surgery, 13(10), pp.781-783.

Leperlier D, Vallefuoco R, Laloy E, Debeaupuits J, Guillot J, De Fornel Thibaud P, Crespeau FL Niebauer G. 2010 Fungal rhinosinusitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010; 12:967-71