Elisabetta graduated from the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, in 2002. Her interest in exotics became clear shortly after her graduation, anticipating a career mainly based on non-conventional animal medicine and surgery. In 2007, she moved to UK where she initially worked in private practice and wildlife charities. In 2009, Elisabetta started the first European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Residency in Small Mammal Medicine, which she completed at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. Elisabetta passed her RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2010. In 2014, she obtained the ECZM Diploma, Specialty “Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery”. She has published extensively over the years and she is very active lecturing both in UK and internationally in her field.