Luca Motta DVM (Hons) Dip ECVN MRCVS

Luca Motta

After graduating with honours in 2007 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia (Italy), Luca moved to England and spent seven months working in a Small Animal Hospital in Wigan, Lancashire. After completing the RCVS Professional Developmental Phase (PDP), Luca completed an Internship Program in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery in 2009. He then began a European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) approved residency at a multi diciplinary referral hospital and was awarded the ECVN Diploma in 2012.

Luca worked at ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists until February 2017 when he joined the neurology department here at NorthWest Veterinary Specialists. His main interests include central nervous system neoplasms, epilepsy and advanced diagnostic imaging. Luca is a member of the Examinations Committee of the European College of Veterinary Neurology.

Luca has been reviewer for the Journal of Small Animal Practice in 2011 and for the BMC Veterinary Research in 2013.

Luca has contributed a major part of Chapter 9, the Special Senses, together with the Chapter 20, the Clinical Neurology in the recent book authored by Geoff Skerritt, the King’s Applied Anatomy of the Central Nervous System of Domestic Mammals (Second edition, 2018 – John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford (United Kingdom). In the same book, Luca has also put together some of the Diagnostic Exercises.

Luca’s recent publications

Motta L., de Lahunta A. (2015) Canine hemifacial spasm: a misnomer? Journal of Small Animal Practice, 56, 480

Motta L (2016). Does medical therapy influence the size of the syrinx in dogs with Chiari-like malformation/syringohydromyelia complex? Journal of Small Animal Practice 57, 278.

Saulnier Troff F.G., Motta L., De Busscher V. (2017). Commentary: Complete Cranial Iliac Osteotomy to Approach the Lumbosacral Foramen. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 4:106

Download Luca’s full publication list here.

Luca’s recent presentations

Luca Motta, Ulrike Michal, Geoff C. Skerritt. Bell’s palsy with concomitant idiopathic cranial nerve polyneuropathy in 7 dogs. Poster presentation at the BSAVA congress, Birmingham, 31 March – 3 April 2011.

Luca Motta. Head Trauma. RCVS approved CPD (1.5 hour) at ChesterGates Referral Hospital, Chester, CH1 6LT, United Kingdom. 13 April 2011



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