Beatrice Funiciello - Contributor Profile


After graduating in 2011 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Milan, Dr. Funiciello became a member of the RCVS in 2012 and worked towards the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) completing equine modules provided by the University of Liverpool. After gaining the CertAVP in 2015, Dr. Funiciello went through small animal CertAVP modules and in 2017 passed the Synoptic Examination for the designated CertAVP in Veterinary Dermatology. Afterwards, she completed the Postgraduate Diploma level in Veterinary Professional Studies offered by the University of Liverpool, awarded in 2018. 

Dr. Funiciello is recognized as RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology since 2017 and a Vetstream contributor since 2015. 

She works as private practitioner in cross-species dermatology in Italy and is a member of the Società Italiana di Dermatologia Veterinaria (SIDEV - Italian Society of Veterinary Dermatology) and of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).

Published Papers

  • Scandella, M., Boccardi, O., Funiciello, B., Binanti, D., Riccaboni, P. e Bignetti, G. (2012) 'Neoformazione paratendinea di origine parassitaria in un cavallo. – Peritendineous parasitic lesion in a horse' Poster in Proceedings of the XVIII SIVE International Congress, Bologna (Italy) February 3rd - 5th 2012, pp. 251-252.
  • Riva, J., Marelli, S.P., Funiciello, B., Polli, M. and Longeri, M. (2012) 'Correlation between neurotransmitter levels and anxiety-related behaviours in cats.' Poster in Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of ESVCE, Martigny (Switzerland), 8th September 2012.
  • Guniciello, B., Scandella, M., Roccabianca, P., Caniatti, M., Martino, P.A., Malalana, F. and Knottenbelt, D.C. (2013) 'Cutaneous blastomycosis in a horse.' Poster in Proceedings of the XIX SIVE - FEEVA International Congress, Arezzo (Italy) February 1st - 3rd 2013, pp.440-441.
  • Funiciello, B., Scandella, M., Roccabianca, P., Caniatti, M., Martino, P.A., Malalana, F. and  Knottenbelt, D.C. (2014) 'Cutaneous blastomycosis in a horse.' Equine Veterinary Education 26(9), pp. 458-463. doi: 10.1111/eve12173
  • Legnani, S., Funiciello, B., Zini, E. and Zanna, G. (2016) 'Dermoscopy in horses: what can be normally observed?' Veterinary Dermatology 27(S1) - Abstracts from the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, Bordeaux (France), May 31- June 4 2106, p. 60.
  • Legnani, S., Zini, E., Roccabianca, P., Funiciello, B. and Zanna, G. (2017) 'Dermoscopic analysis of the skin of healthy warmblood horses: a descriptive study of 34 cases in Italy.' Veterinary Dermatology, doi: 10.1111/vde.12508
  • Beatrice Funiciello and Paola Roccabianca (February 13th 2020). Equine Sarcoid [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91013. Available from:


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