Dr Margherita Gracis is a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist™. She graduated in 1993 from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milano (Italy). After working in private practice for a few years, she did a Residency in Veterinary Dentistry at the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA). From 1998 until July 2000 she worked at the same institution as a Lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry. Since 2000 Dr Gracis has been working at two referral clinics in Northern Italy, dedicated to dentistry, oral pathology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is a Diplomate of both the American (AVDC) and the European (EVDC) Veterinary Dental Colleges. Dr Gracis is Past President of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) and the Italian Veterinary Dental Society (SIODOV). In 2003 she acted as President of the organizing committee of the 12th European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry, held in Pisa (Italy).
Dr Gracis is a Consultant in Dentistry of the Scientific Committee of SCIVAC (Italian Veterinary Society – Small Animals) and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and other scientific journals. She is also Associate Editor of the online journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science – Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery.
Since 1998 she has authored several scientific publications, and lectured at national and international meetings.
Currently Dr Gracis works in Italy, at the Clinica Veterinaria San Siro, Anicura in Milan and the Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Anicura (Granozzo con Monticello, Novara).


Dr Emma Bellei graduated in July 1999 from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bologna (Italy). In 2002 she performed a period of training at the Centre Vétérinaire DMV (Montreal – Quebec, Canada) and the Hopital Vétérinaire Daubigny (Quebec City – Quebec, Canada), attending the veterinary dental activity and surgical procedures by Dr Yvan Dumais (Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College). In May 2004 she received her PhD in “Veterinary emergency and critical care” from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bologna. From 2008 to 2011 Dr Bellei worked as researcher in feline inflammatory oral diseases at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna. In 2009 she visited the “Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery Department” of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). She has been responsible for the management of the patients with oral diseases of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Bologna University from 2003 to 2020, and the “I Portoni Rossi” Veterinary Hospital (Zola Predosa, Bologna, Italy) (since 2013). She is author and co-author of national and international publications and has taught several workshops in veterinary dentistry. Dr Bellei has been collaborating with Dr Gracis since March 2015.



La Dottoressa Francesca Romano si è laureata presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Torino nel 2010. Durante il periodo di studi ha svolto esperienze all’estero presso l’Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria e la Universidad de Murcia. Nel 2011 ha intrapreso un tirocinio specialistico nei campi dell’anestesiologia, terapia intensiva e medicina d’urgenza presso l’Istituto Veterinario di Novara. Attualmente lavora presso la medesima struttura, dove si occupa di medicina di urgenza e della gestione anestesiologica dei pazienti sottoposti a chirurgia dei tessuti molli, ortopedia, neurochirurgia e cardiochirurgia interventistica. Da maggio 2015 si dedica inoltre ai pazienti odontostomatologici della Dottoressa Gracis, focalizzandosi sulla gestione del dolore perioperatorio attraverso l’utilizzo di protocolli multimodali che prevedono la somministrazione di farmaci analgesici e sedativi per via sistemica uniti all’impiego di anestesie locoregionali. Da settembre 2015 è iscritta al XI corso triennale di agopuntura veterinaria presso la S.I.A.V. (Società Italiana di Agopuntura Veterinaria) con superamento del primo esame di merito.



Dr. Vincenzo Rondelli graduated in Naples with a degree in anesthesiology. He started working at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Naples dealing with anesthesiology and algology, realizing with Prof. Giancarlo Vesce and other colleagues the Intensive Care Unit of the Surgical Clinic of small animals of the “Federico II”. On 2012 he obtained a PhD in anesthesiology and pain relief for pet animals, and began an Alternative Residency Programme of the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). Speaker at conferences and seminars in veterinary anesthesia, he is Lecturer at the Master in Anesthesia and Pain Of Companion and Non Conventional Animals at the University of Pisa, and Lecturer for the course of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care of Small Animals at the University of Naples. Since November 2010 he is head of the Department of Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Therapy at the Veterinary Institute of Novara. He has been collaborating with Dr. Gracis since May 2015.



Dr Gamba graduated from the Veterinary School of the University of Parma (Italy) in 2004. He is immediately interested in anesthesia and pain therapy, participating in a number of ISVRA and SCIVAC courses. From 2005 until 2012 he is head of the anesthesia service of the Veterinary Clinic Baioni in Bergamo (Italy). From 2007 until 2009 he works in the Department of Anesthesia run by Dr. Enrico Stefanelli at the Veterinary Hospital Gregorio VII in Rome (Italy). Dr Gamba is now anesthesiologist at the Veterinary Clinic San Siro in Milan (Italy). In 2006 and 2007 he takes part as auditor in theoretical and practical courses of peripheral regional anesthesia organized by ESA (European Society of Anesthesiology) and ESRA (European Society of Regional Anesthesia). Author of two communications at ISVRA conferences in 2006 and 2007. Speaker in 2009 in the anesthesia session organized by ISVRA at the Merial National Congress. Instructor during the ISVRA course in regional anesthesia in 2007. He is speaker and instructor of the courses organized by Dormire Sognare. From 2015 he is Certified Veterinary Medical Acupunturist and head of the Vet Pain Therapy service.
Dr Gamba has been managing Dr Gracis patients affected by chronic pain (e.g. patients with neoplasia, patients affected by stomatitis and other severe conditions), treating them with an holistic approach, using medical treatment and acupuncture.