250 YEARS OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Veterinary School in Piedmont was the first to be established in Italy and the fourth in Europe. The surgeon Giovanni Brugnone (1741-1818) founded it  in  1769 in Venaria Reale who had been sent with another three surgeons to France by King Charles Emanuel the 3rd, for them to learn about veterinary surgery and meet the needs of the cavalry at the time of frequent warfare. The Veterinary School was then transferred to other locations in Piedmont and in 2012 to Grugliasco that is now the Department of Veterinary Sciences. He will lead us through a history of discoveries and important albeit little known scientists such as Edoardo Perroncito, looking into future developments.

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Domenico Bergero

Director of the Department of Veterinary Science, University of Turin

Domenico Bergero

Bergero is veterinary surgeon, who graduated at the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, and teaches Animal Nutrition and Feeding at the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Turin where he is the Director of the Department. He teaches animal feed, stress physiology in the horse and horse and equine studies in general.

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Marco Galloni

Director of the Museum of Veterinary Science, University of Turin

Marco Galloni

Biologist, lecturer in Veterinary Studies and scientific director of the Scientific and Technological Archive  of the University of Turin and of the Museum of Veterinary Sciences. Galloni is a member of the Academies of Medicine and of Agriculture. He has carried out research on animal tissues and organs used for cardiovascular prostheses in humans. He also studies the history of science and medicine, with a focus on stories (witnesses) and has a special interest in scientific photography andfilm-making and the scientific-medical features in aviation. 

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Paola Sacchi

Professor of General Zoo-Technical Studies and Genetic Improvement, University of Turin

Paola Sacchi

Paola Sacchi is a veterinary surgeon, and Professor of  Animal Genetics at the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Turin. She is the Director the MSc in Quality, Food Safety and Sustainability of the Milk Chain and studies with Genetic Improvement of Production, with a special focus on the study of what affects milk quality and animal welfare.