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Fabio Stabile appointed to Linnaeus Clinical Board

Linnaeus has reaffirmed its commitment to excellence by creating a clinical board made up of representative veterinary clinicians and RVNs from across its practices, with Southfields’ neurology specialist Fabio Stabile one of the appointments made.

Linnaeus launched its clinical board to ensure the best quality of care is delivered across its UK sites and ensure clinical practice can be at the best level possible for each animal and client.

The board will be chaired by Linnaeus chief medical officer Professor Séverine Tasker and will be composed of founding members in the central support team, clinic associate veterinary and RVN members, clinic associate subject matter experts and representatives for other subjects such as physiotherapy.

Fabio, who joined Southfields in January 2020, has joined the Linnaeus board as one of its ‘Clinic associate subject matter expert vets’.

Reporting to the Linnaeus executive team, the newly-created clinical board will be tasked with supporting the group’s medical strategy which ensures the best standards of care can be provided throughout the group.

Prof Tasker said: “The creation of our clinical board is another key step to ensure Linnaeus continues to provide the very best possible care to our patients and clients.

“We are lucky to have many highly talented, experienced and skilled clinicians, including talented recent graduates, in our practice teams across the country, so it will be a huge benefit to the business as a whole to pool these resources in search of clinical excellence and best practice.

“The board’s remit will include items such as looking at new technology and equipment, novel drugs, protocol and policy for management of contentious conditions or use of alternative therapies, along with any group-level decisions that would have a major clinical impact. 

“We will also be looking at group-wide change or adoption of existing validated clinical tools such as checklists, products and protocols, plus group-level clinical guidelines, training and complex or contentious clinical standards.”

It is a second board appointment for Fabio, who has also been appointed to the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) examination committee.

The ECVN functions to advance veterinary neurology by authenticating veterinarians as specialists in veterinary neurology and by furthering knowledge relating to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, therapy and the control of diseases affecting the nervous system of animals.

Fabio graduated from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2003 and then worked in first opinion small animal practice for three years.

In 2006, he undertook a PhD at the University of Padova in Small Animal Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fabio undertook an ECVN-approved Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Animal Health Trust and became an ECVN Diplomate in 2017.

Fabio enjoys every aspect of neurology and neurosurgery and finds nothing more satisfying than giving paralysed animals the chance to walk again and enjoy life with their owners. His main areas of interest are neurosurgery and epilepsy.