Alessandra Mathis


Alessandra graduated from the University of Perugia (Italy) in 2003, after which she worked in general veterinary practice in Italy for three years. During this period Alessandra really enjoyed the challenge of facing a variety of cases every day, but soon became keen on anaesthesia and felt that she wanted to specialise in the subject.

Alessandra decided to visit Anaesthesia departments in a number of veterinary institutions, mostly in North America. Alessandra then undertook an Anaesthesia Internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London followed by a three s Residency in Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College during which she gained her RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. Alessandra then joined Willows Veterinary Referrals in 2011 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012.

Alessandra is particularly interested in the anaesthesia of the critically ill patient and of the patient with cardiac disease. She enjoys working as part of the team of highly qualified and dedicated specialists at Willows and helping to keep the veterinary and clinical support staff up to date with the latest anaesthetic and intensive care techniques.

Alessandra is the daughter of a dog breeder and a diplomat. She grew up mostly in Italy, but also lived in Australia and Switzerland and always with several dogs and cats.

In her spare time, Alessandra loves to spend time with her ‘boys’ Sheldon and Hector, her two miniature wired haired dachshunds. Lately Alessandra has the new passion for running but mainly ‘social running’ with her friends. Although Alessandra misses the Italian sun and food, her family and Italian friends, she feels as though she has gained a second family at Willows!