Dr Katia Marioni-Henry

Senior Surgeon, Neurology / Dr.Med.Vet. PhD DipACVIM(Neurology) DipECVN SFHEA MRCVS

American and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Neurology

Katia graduated from the University of Parma in Italy in 1995, and after a short period working in a mixed practice, in 1996 she was accepted onto a PhD programme at the University of Turin, Italy. While working on the experimental part of her PhD in Clinical Electrodiagnostic, Katia had the privilege to work with Professor Janet Steiss and Professor Kyle Braund at the Scott-Ritchey Research Centre at Auburn University, AL, USA. In 1999, after completing her PhD, Katia returned to Auburn University for a Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, subsequently enrolling on a neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA where she was mentored by Professor Sheldon Steinberg and Professor Charles Vite.

In 2003, Katia became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in neurology and after one year of working as a clinical instructor in the neurology/neurosurgery service at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she became an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, USA.

In 2008, Katia moved to the UK and, while raising her young family, she was a part-time consultant in neurology and neurosurgery for three of the largest referral practices in the south and northeast of England.

In 2013, Katia decided to return to academia and moved to Scotland to join the University of Edinburgh. She founded and grew the small animal neurology/neurosurgery service at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to become one of the largest in the UK.

Katia is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and she is especially proud to have contributed to the training of many students, neurologists and surgeons in the USA and UK.

Katia has published in many scientific journals and presented at international congresses, more recently at the 2023 ACVIM forum in Philadelphia.

Looking for new challenges, Katia joined Fitzpatrick Referrals in 2024, attracted by the ethos of the practice, its focus on excellence in patient care, its innovative clinical work, and to contribute to the relaunch of its thriving neurology service.

Katia’s areas of interest include feline neurology, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders and medical and surgical treatment of intervertebral disc disease.

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