The Team


Valentina Palermo

DVM PhD Dipl ECVIM-CA Cardiology MRCVS

RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Valentina graduated from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2006, where she then completed a PhD in Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Small Animal Cardiology) in 2010. From 2008-2009 she performed externships at the Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre in Kenilworth, UK. She joined the Hospital for Small Animals of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in November 2010, as a Boehringer-Ingelheim Resident in Cardiopulmonary Medicine. After completion of her residency in 2014 she worked at the Small Animal Hospital of the University of Glasgow as a Cardiopulmonary Clinician until October 2015.

She joined Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in January 2016 and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology in April 2016. Valentina particularly enjoys canine and feline cardiomyopathies, congenital diseases and cardiac interventional procedures.


Associations among echocardiography, cardiac biomarkers, insulin metabolism, morphology, and inflammation in cats with asymptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
van Hoek I, Hodgkiss-Geere H, Bode EF, Hamilton-Elliott J, Mõtsküla P, Palermo V, Pereira YM, Culshaw GJ, Ivanova A, Dukes-McEwan J. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Mar;34(2):591-599.

First report of Lyme borreliosis leading to cardiac bradydysrhythmia in two cats.
Tørnqvist-Johnsen C, Dickson SA, Rolph K, Palermo V, Hodgkiss-Geere H, Gilmore P, Gunn-Moore DA. JFMS Open Rep. 2020 Jan 2;6(1):2055116919898292.

Canine infective endocarditis
Romero Fernandez N, Palermo V. Companion Animal vol.24, No.4 2019

Tricuspid valve dysplasia: A retrospective study of clinical features and outcome in dogs in the UK.
Navarro-Cubas X, Palermo V, French A, Sanchis-Mora S, Culshaw G. Open Vet J. 2017;7(4):349-359.

Pericardial cyst in a 2-year-old Maine Coon cat following peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia repair.
Hodgkiss-Geere HM, Palermo V, Liuti T, Philbey AW, Marques A. J Feline Med Surg. 2015 Apr;17(4):381-6.

Prognostic value of 24-hour ambulatory ECG (Holter) monitoring in Boxer dogs.
Mõtsküla PF, Linney C,Palermo V, Connolly DJ, French A, Dukes McEwan J, Fuentes VL. J Vet Intern Med. 2013 Jul-Aug;27(4):904-12.

Echocardiographic values in clinically healthy adult dogue de Bordeaux dogs.Cardiomyopathy in Boxer dogs: a retrospective study of the clinical presentation, diagnostic findings and survival.
Locatelli C, Santini A, Bonometti GA, Palermo V, Scarpa P, Sala E, Brambilla PG. J Small Anim Pract. 2011 May;52(5):246-53.

Palermo V, Stafford Johnson MJ, Sala E, Brambilla PG, Martin MW. J Vet Cardiol. 2011 Mar;13(1):45-55.

Echocardiographic assessment of 537 dogs with mitral valve prolapse and leaflet involvement.
Terzo E, Di Marcello M, McAllister H, Glazier B, Lo Coco D, Locatelli C, Palermo V, Brambilla PG. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2009 Jul-Aug;50(4):416-22.

Troponin I perioperative trend in dogs undergoing the correction of patent ductus arteriosus: preliminary investigations.
Bussadori R, Tamborini A, Locatelli C, Palermo V, Brambilla PG. Vet Res Commun. 2008 Sep;32 Suppl 1:S255-8.