The Team


Matteo Cantatore


RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery


Matteo graduated with honours from Milan Vet School in 2006. He remained in Milan Vet School after graduation and completed a PhD in 2009. During his PhD he spent 6 months visiting referral hospitals in the UK, focusing on general Soft Tissue and Oncologic surgery. In 2009 Matteo spent 6 months in small animal general practice in Milan before returning to Milan Vet School for a Fellowship during which he focused on medical and surgical oncology, upper airways and urogenital endoscopy and surgery.

In 2010 Matteo started a rotating internship at Dick White Referrals (DWR) followed by a one year surgical internship at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh in 2011. He then completed a three-year residency in Small Animal Surgery in the same institution. He passed the qualifying examination for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2016 and has been working in private referral hospitals in the South-West of England since then. He joined Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in 2017.

Matteo is a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery as well as an  RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. Matteo has an interest in both Soft Tissue Surgery and Orthopaedics.  He has a particular interest in surgical oncology, airway disease and minimally invasive surgery. Matteo continues to contribute to the profession through the provision of CPD courses, lectures and publication of scientific papers.


1 – Bobis-Villagrá D, Rossanese M, Murgia D, Pisani G, Vallefuoco R, Matres-Lorenzo L, Bourbos A, Cantatore M, Cinti F. Feline sialocoele: clinical presentation, treatment and outcome in 19 cases. J Feline Med Surg. 2021 Sep 20. Online ahead of print

2 – Coppola M, Das S, Matthews G, Cantatore M, Silva L, Lafuente P, Kulendra E, Clarke H, McCarthy J, Fernandez-Salesa N, Langley-Hobbs S, Aisa J, Parkin T, Addison ES.

Traumatic stifle injury in 72 cats: a multicentre retrospective study.

J Feline Med Surg. 2021 Jul 13. Online ahead of print

3 – Cinti F, Rossanese M, Buracco P, Pisani G, Vallefuoco R, Massari F, Montinaro V, Rossetti D, Gobbetti M, Cantatore M.

Complications between ventral and lateral approach for mandibular and sublingual sialoadenectomy in dogs with sialocele. Vet Surg. 2021 Apr;50(3):579-587.

4 – Dean B, Anderson T, Garcia-Pertierra S, Jenkins G, Cantatore M, Craig A, Harris K, Ryan T.

Diaphragmotomy to aid exposure during hepatobiliary surgery: a multi-centre retrospective review of 31 dogs.

J Small Anim Pract. 2020 May;61(5):278-284.

5 – Breheny CR, Boag A, Le Gal A, Hõim SE, Cantatore M, Anderson D, Nuttall T, Chandler ML, Gunn-Moore DA.

Esophageal feeding tube placement and the associated complications in 248 cats.

J Vet Intern Med. 2019 May;33(3):1306-1314.

6 – Gobbetti M, Romussi S, Buracco P, Bronzo V, Gatti S, Cantatore M.

Long-term outcome of permanent tracheostomy in 15 dogs with severe laryngeal collapse secondary to brachycephalic airway obstructive syndrome.

Vet Surg. 2018 Jul;47(5):648-653.

7 – Cantatore M, Clements DN.

Bilateral calcaneal stress fractures in two cats.

J Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jun;56(6):417-21.

8 – Cantatore M, Ferrari R, Boracchi P, Gobbetti M, Travetti O, Ravasio G, Giudice C, Di Giancamillo M, Grieco V, Stefanello D.

Factors influencing wound healing complications after wide excision of injection site sarcomas of the trunk of cats.

Vet Surg. 2014 Oct;43(7):783-90.

9 – Caccamo R, Buracco P, La Rosa G, Cantatore M, Romussi S.

Glottic and skull indices in canine brachycephalic airway obstructive syndrome.

BMC Vet Res. 2014 Jan 11;10:12.

10 – Cantatore M, Renwick MG, Yool DA.

Combined Z-plasty and phalangeal fillet for reconstruction of a large carpal defect following ablative oncologic surgery.

Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2013;26(6):510-4.

11 – Cantatore M, Gobbetti M, Romussi S, Brambilla G, Giudice C, Grieco V, Stefanello D.

Medium term endoscopic assessment of the surgical outcome following laryngeal saccule resection in brachycephalic dogs.

Vet Rec. 2012 May 19;170(20):518. doi: 10.1136/vr.100289. Epub 2012 Apr 2.

PMID: 22472536

12 – Giudice C, Stefanello D, Sala M, Cantatore M, Russo F, Romussi S, Travetti O, Di Giancamillo M, Grieco V.

Feline injection-site sarcoma: recurrence, tumour grading and surgical margin status evaluated using the three-dimensional histological technique.

Vet J. 2010 Oct;186(1):84-8.

13 – Stefanello D, Valenti P, Faverzani S, Bronzo V, Fiorbianco V, Pinto da Cunha N, Romussi S, Cantatore M, Caniatti M.

Ultrasound-guided cytology of spleen and liver: a prognostic tool in canine cutaneous mast cell tumor.

J Vet Intern Med. 2009 Sep-Oct;23(5):1051-7.

14 – Tindale C, Cinti F, Cantatore M, Freeman A, Cavaliere L, Vallefuoco R, Rossanese M.J Feline Med Surg. 2021 Nov 1:1098612X211054816. doi: 10.1177/1098612X211054816. Online ahead of print.

Clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of lung lobe torsions in cats: a review of 10 cases (2000-2021).