Association of competent veterinarians for small animal heart disease

Ovic is a competent veterinary association for small animal heart disease, a non-profit observatory that aims to collect and analyze data regarding heart disease in dogs and cats.

The Observatory was born from the partnership with the Department of Pathology, Diagnostics and Veterinary Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Perugia and with the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milan; and with the patronage of the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine of Milan and Naples.

The Observatory was founded on the basis of the experience acquired by the Italian HCM Feline Observatory, a Cardiec study group that has been active for years with its operators throughout the country.

Director of the observatory
Dott. Paolo Luigi Ferrari
Scientific Technical committee
Commission for training and continuing education activities
Dott.ssa Patrizia Knafelz
Prof. Francesco Porciello
Prof. Paolo Ciaramella
Dott. Domenico Caivano
Commission for suitability of veterinarians to the Observatory
Dott.ssa Valentina Patata
Dott. Tommaso Vezzosi
Dott.ssa Patrizia Knafelz
Dott. Paolo Luigi Ferrari
Data collection and processing management commission
Dott. Paolo Luigi Ferrari
Dott. Fabio Spina
Dott.ssa Giulia Drago
Commission for the genetic study of hereditary diseases
Prof.ssa Maria Longeri
Prof. Maurizio Silvestrelli
Cardiology examination
evaluation center

Prof. Francesco Porciello
Dott. Tommaso Vezzosi

Dott. Roberto Ghinelli
Dott. Paolo Luigi Ferrari
Dott.ssa Patrizia Knafelz

Expert consultants
and experts on the subject

Dr. M. Ciuffreda cardiologist pediatrician Papa Giovanni XXII Bergamo Hospital

Prof. E. Lepri Anatomo Pathologist Department of Veterinary Medicine UNIPI

Coordinator of the Observatory's
authorized veterinarians

Dott. Roberto Ghinelli
    Info Director
    Paolo Ferrari
    Scientific Commission
    Prof. Maria Longeri
    Prof. Francesco Porciello
    Italian Heart Diseases Veterinary Observatory
    Registered office
    Azzano San Paolo (BG)
    24052 – Piazza IV Novembre n.16