Elena Scarpante


Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery


  • EBVSⓇ and RCVS – Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Elena graduated from the University of Bologna in 2007. She then undertook a series of externships in the UK before commencing her career as a clinician. In 2011 she completed a one-year rotating internship and she first joined DWR in 2014 to undertake a 3-year Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery. After gaining 2 further years’ experience in a referral centre, she returned to us as a Specialist in 2019.


Scarpante, E., Cherubini, G.B., de Stefani, A. and Taeymans, O. (2017) Magnetic resonance imaging features of leukoaraiosis in elderly dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 58(4), 389-398. doi: 10.1111/vru.12489.

Scarpante, E., Palus, V., Summers, B.A., Caine, A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2016) Imaging diagnosis – magnetic resonance rmaging of intracranial inflammatory fibrosarcoma in a mixed breed dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 57(1), E5-9. doi: 10.1111/vru.12286.

Matiasovic, M., Caine, A., Scarpante, E. and Cherubini, G.B. (2016) Imaging diagnosis – magnetic resonance imaging features of craniomandibular osteopathy in an airedale terrier. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 57(3):E27-29. doi: 10.1111/vru.12304.

Scarpante, E., Palus, V., Summers, B.A., Caine, A. and Cherubini, G.B.(2013) Vacuolar meningioma: a new and rare variant of canine meningioma. Vet. Rec. 23, 173(20):502. doi: 10.1136/vr.101548.

Scarpante, E., Palus ,V. and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) Congenital hydrocephalus case study: pathophysiology, treatment and prognosis. Comp. Animal. 18(5):206-209. DOI: 10.12968/coan.2013.18.5.210.

Scarpante, E. and Doyle, V. (2011) Sympathetic route to Horner’s syndrome: signs and diagnosis. Vet Times. 11;41(14) 26-28.