Riccardo graduated from the veterinary school of Parma University, Italy in 1995. The following year he spent six months performing externships in Australia, namely at Scone Veterinary Hospital and Randwick Equine Centre, Sidney. After a few years of experience in equine reproduction and anesthesia, Riccardo developed an interest in Equine Ophthalmology as a consequence of attending specialist courses in Italy and Europe in 1998. In 2000 he attended the “Equine Ophthalmology” course at Liverpool University (UK) and the “Basic Science Course in Veterinary Ophthalmology” at the North Carolina State University (USA) where he also spent several training periods in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011. In 2007 he attended the course “Intraocular Surgery for Advanced Surgeons - Small Animals” and in 2009 the “Intraocular Surgery for Advanced Surgeons - Horses”, in Berlin, Germany. Since 2002 Riccardo has been working as Consultant Equine Ophthalmologist mainly in Northern Italy. He has been speaking at numerous Italian general equine conferences and on specialist ophthalmology courses. Riccardo has furthermore authored several publications in Italian and in English for international journals. He has also contributed to the 1st and 2nd edition of the “Equine Ophthalmology” textbook by Brian Gilger. Riccardo’s special interests include equine corneal surgery, cataract surgery and general field ophthalmology.