After graduating in 1997 from the University of Pisa in Italy, Livia worked for three years in Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at the National Veterinary School of Alfort and in private practice in Paris (France).
She then moved to London and undertook diagnostic imaging specialist training for four years at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London.
During this time she gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (CertVDI) and in 2005, the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI).
Dr Benigni worked at the RVC for further 10 years as a faculty member and clinical radiologist until 2015. During her time in academia, Dr Benigni obtained the Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCertAP) and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Livia has many years of experience in all aspects of clinical application of diagnostic imaging, including image-guided biopsy techniques. She is particularly interested in the use of ultrasound and CT for the investigation and diagnosis of thoracic and abdominal diseases.
Livia has been an invited speaker at many national and international congresses and is widely published and respected in the veterinary field. She regularly provides diagnostic imaging CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in the UK and abroad for veterinary professionals.