Giunio Bruto Cherubini


Senior Consultant in Neurology and Neurosurgery


  • European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology
  • RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
  • Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Giunio is Head of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service. After working for 3 years in a neurology referral centre in Rome, he completed a Residency in Neurology at the Royal Veterinary College in 2004. He received the John Presthus award for the best European Resident presentation in Neurology in 2004. He was a Lecturer in Neurology/Neurosurgery at RVC for 3 years and joined DWR in 2007 to set up a dedicated Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology Service. Giunio’s primary field of special interest lies in the surgical and oncological management of neurological cancer. In order to further his knowledge in this area, he collaborates with neuro-oncologists working in human medicine and is an active member of the British and European Society of Neuro-oncology. He publishes in peer reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences. He is a member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.


Gardini, A,, Taeymans, O., Cherubini, G.B.,  de Stefani, A., Targett, M. and Vettorato, E. (2019) Linear magnetic resonance imaging measurements of the hippocampal formation differ in young versus old dogs. Vet. Rec. 10.1136/vr.105243.

Liatis, T., De Stafani, A., Mantis, P. and Cherubini, G.B. (2019)Delayed forebrain syndrome due to presumptive traumatic intranasal meningoencephalocele in a cat. Vet. Rec. DOI:10.1136/vetreccr-2019-000910.

Longo, S., Esmieu, S., Pastorello, A., Waine, K. Baiker, K and Cherubini, G.B. (2019) Cryptococcosi with central nervous system involvement in a dog in the UK: a case report and review of the condition. Comp. animal. 24 414-418.

 Liatis, T., Gardini, A., Café Marçal, V., Foreman, M., Holloway, A and Bruto Cherubini, G.B. (2019) Surgical treatment of a vertebral fracture caused by osseous plasmacytoma in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). J. Exot. Pet. med. 29 202-206.

Ancot, F., Lemay, P., Knowler ,S.P., Kennedy, K., Griffiths, S,, Cherubini, G.B.Sykes, J., Mandigers, P.J.J., Rouleau, G.A., Rusbridge, C. and  Kiba, Z. (2018) A genome-wide association study identifies candidate loci associated to syringomyelia secondary to Chiari-like malformation in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. BMC Genetics 19:16.

Caine, A., Brash, R., De Risio, L., Van Dijk, J., Bruto Cherubini, G. and Dennis, R. (2018) Magnetic resonance imaging in 30 cats with traumatic brain injury. J. feline Med. Surg. 1–9.

Fenollosa-Romero, E., Taeymans, O., Nielsen, P., Cherubini, G.B. and Busse, C. (2018) Retrobulbar steatitis & meningitis/empyema secondary to right otitis interna and an inflammatory  polyp in a cat. Open Vet. J. 8 (2) 144-148.

Liatis, T., Monti, P., Ribas Latre, A. Mantis, P. and Cherubini, G.B. (2018) Lead intoxication mimicking idiopathic epilepsy in a young dog. Vet. Rec. doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000703.

Negrin, A., Negrin, L. and Cherubini, G.B. (2018) Spinal shock in dogs and humans: clinical and comparative findings. Companion Animal 23, (9) 2-5.

Tauro, A., Beltran, E., Cherubini, G.B., Coelho, A.T., Wessmann, A., Driver, C.J. and Rusbridge, C.J. (2018) Metronidazole-induced neurotoxicity in 26 dogs. Aust. vet. J. 96 (12) 495-502.

Banzato, T., Bernardini, M., Cherubini, G.B. and  Zotti, A. (2017) Texture analysis of MRI to predict histologic grade of meningiomas in dogs. Am. J. vet. Res.  78, 10: 1156-1162.

Magi, G., Cherubini, G.B. and Taeymans, O. (2017) Sacrocaudal intervertebral disc protrusion in 2 cats.  Can. vet. J. 59, (4) 388-392.

Negrin, A. Spencer, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2017) Feline meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin: a retrospective analysis of 16 cases.  Can. vet. J. 1073-1080

Scarpante, E., Palus, V., Summers, B., Caine, A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2016) Imaging diagnosis – magnetic resonance imaging of intracranial inflammatory fibrosarcoma in a mixed breed dog. VRU 57 E5-E9.

Bazelle, J., Caine, A., Palus, V., Summers, B.A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Arachnoid diverticulum in the fourth ventricle in 5 dogs .Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 56(2): 196-203.

De Strobel, F., Rosati, M., Taeymans, O., De Stefani, A., Matiasek, K. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Lumbosacral ganglion cyst in a cat J. feline Med. Surg. Open Access.

Leece, E. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Nebulised adrenaline to manage life-threating complication in a pug with trismus. J. small Anim Pract. 56: 470-472.

Matiasovic, M., Caine, A., Scarpante, E. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Imaging diagnosis – magnetic resonance imaging features of craniomandibular ostoepathyi n an Airdale terrier. VRU DOI: 10.1111/vru.12304.

Simpson, K., Williams, D. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Neuropharmacological lesion localization in idiopathic Horner’s syndrome in golden retrievers and other breeds. Vet. Ophthalmol. 18: 1-5.

Tapia-Nieto, R., Cherubini, G.B., Jakovljevic, S. and Caine, A. (2015) Magnetic resonance findings and outcome in 10 cats with traumatic spondylomyelopathy. Vlaams Diergeneeskunding Tijdschrift 84; 197-204.

Yanai, H., Tapia-Nieto, R., Cherubini, G.B. and Caine, A. (2015) Results of MRI performed within 48 hr after trauma in dogs and association with outcome: 18 cases (2007-2012). J. Am. vet. med. Ass. 246: 1222-1229.

Cian, F., Palus, V., Cherubini, G.B., Archer, J. and Villiers, B. (2014) What is your diagnosis? CSF analysis in a dog. Vet clin. Pathol. 43 (1): 115-116.

Eminaga, S., Cherubini, G.B. and Shelton, D. (2014) Identification of the mutation causing centronuclear myopathy in a border collie. Vet. Rec.175: 124.

Eminaga, S., Williams, D. and Cherubini, G.B. (2014) Presumed canine trigemino-abducens synkinesis in a dog. Vet. Ophthalmol. 18, (4): 3411-3414.

Genoni, S., Palus, V., Eminaga, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2014) Safety of intratechal somministration of cytosine arabinoside and methotreaxate in dogs and cats. VCO dos: 10.1111/vco.12109.

Gindinciosi, B., Palus, V., Eminaga, S., Villiers, B. and Cherubini, G.B. (2014) Serum bromide concentration following loading dose in epileptic dogs. J. small Anim. Pract. 55: 108-111.

Goncalves, R., Volk, H., Penderis, J., Garosi, L., MacKillop, E., De Stefani, A., Cherubini, G.B., and McConnel, F. (2014) Corpus callosal abnormalities in dogs. J. vet. intern. Med. 28: 1275-1279.

Rylander, H., Eminaga, S., Palus, V., Steinberg, H., Caine, A., Summers, B., Gerke, J., West, C., Fox, P., Donovan, T. and Cherubini, G.B. (2014) Feline ischaemic myelopathy and encephalopathy secondary to hyaline arteriopathy in 5 cats. J. feline Med. Surg. 832-839.

Wilson, C., Monti, P., Caine, A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2014) A case of bacterial meningoencephalomyelitis in an English Springer Spaniel. Companion Anim. Pract. 19: 14-16.

Woodbridge, N., Martinoli, S., Cherubini, G.B., Caine, A., Nelissen, P. and White, R. (2014) Omentalisation in the treatment of sublumbar abscessation: long term outcome in 10 dogs. Vet. Rec. 175 (24): 20-27.

Eminaga, E., Caine, A., Villiers, E., Targett, M. and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) STIR muscles hyperintensity in the cervical muscles associated with inflammatory spinal cord diseases of unknown origin. J. small anim. Pract. 54: 137-142.

Fernandes, R., Cherubini, G.B., Caine, A. and Palus, V. (2013) MRI finding in a DSH cat with presumptive mucopolysaccaridosis. Vet. Rec. Case Report.

Palus, V. and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) Approach to the diagnosis and treatment of CNS lymphoma. Vet. Times 15 (4): 8-10.

Palus, V., Eminaga, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) Seizuring cat: what to ask, what to do? Companion Anim. Pract. 7: 332-341.

Scarpante, E., Palus. V. and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) Congenital hydrocephalus case study: pathophysiology, treatment and prognosis. Companion Anim. Pract. 5: 206-209.

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. 173: 502.

Yanai, H., Palus, V., Caine, A., Summers, B, and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) Feline idiopathic hippocampal necrosis: findings in a UK case. Vet. Times 11 (2): 19-20.

Aprea, F., Cherubini, G.B., Palus, V., Vettorato, E. and Corletto, F. (2012) Effect of extradurally administered morphine on post operative analgesia in dogs undergoing surgery for thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion. J. Am. vet. med. Ass. 241: 754-759.

Eminaga, S., Cherubini, G.B. and Shelton, G.D. (2012) Centronuclear myopathy in a Border collie dog. J. small anim. Pract. 53 (10): 608-612.

Gutierrez-Quintana, E.J., Wessmann, A., Cherubini, G.B. and Penderis, J. (2012) The cutaneous trunci reflex for localizing and grading thoracolumbar spoinal cord injuries in dogs. J. small anim. Pract. 53: 470-475.

Major, A.C., Caine, A., Rodriguez, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2012) MRI findings in a dog suffering repeated brain infarction. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 55: 576-580.

Roynard, P., Behr, S., Llabres-Diaz, F. and Cherubini, G.B. (2012) Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis in 6 dogs: MRI, CSF and histological findings, treatment and outcome. J. small anim. Pract. 53: 543-548.

Palus, V., Bladon, B., Cherubini, G.B., Powell, S.E., Greet, T.R.C. and Marr, C.M. (2012) Neurological signs and management of horses from England diagnosed with temporohyoid osteoarthropathy. Equine vet. Educ. 24 (8): 415-422.

Palus, V., Volk, H.A., Lamb, C.R., Targett, M.P. and Cherubini, G.B. (2012) MRI features of CNS lymphoma in dogs and cats. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 53: 44-49.

Simpson, K., Eminaga, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2012) Hereditary ataxia in Jack Russel Terriers in the UK. Vet. Rec. 170: 548. Eminaga, S., Palus, V. and Cherubini, G.B. (2011) Acute spinal cord injury in the cat: causes treatment and prognosis. J. feline. Med. Surg. 13: 850-862.

Jull, P., Walmsley, G., Wenzon, N., Rayner, E.L., Summers, B.A., Cherubini, G.B., Schoninger, S. and Volk, H.A. (2011) Neurological, imaging and pathology features of spinal cord haemangioma in 2 dogs. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 52: 653-657.

Ricci, E., Cherubini, G.B., Jacovljevic, S., Aprea, F. and Cantile, C. (2011) MRI findings, surgical treatment and follow-up of meningomyelocele with tethered spinal cord syndrome in a cat. J. feline Med. Surg. 467-472.

Eminaga, S., Palus, V. and Cherubini, G.B. (2010) Minute virus as a possible cause of neurological problems in dogs. Vet. Rec. 168 (4): 111-112.

Mariani, C.L., Boozer, L.B., Cherubini,G.B., Vernau K.M., Campbell,, Dilard, J.S., Early, P.J., Gallagher, R., MacKillop, E., Munana, K.R., Niman, Z.E., Olby, N.J., Inman,A.O. and Monteiro-Riviere, N.O. (2010) Cytokine and chemokine levels in serum and CSF of dogs with inflammatory CNS disease. J. vet. intern. Med. 24: 741.

Negrin, A., Cherubini. G.B., Lamb, C.R., Benigni, L., Adams, V.J. and Platt, S.R. (2010) Clinical signs, MRI findings and outcome in 77 cats with vestibular disease: a retrospective study. J. feline Med. Surg. 12: 291-299.

Palus, V., Penderis, J., Jacovljevic, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2010) Thiamine deficiency in a cat: resolution of MRI abnormalities following thiamine supplementation. J. feline Med. Surg. 10: 807-810.

Platt, S. and Cherubini. G.B., (2010) Refractory epilepsy in dogs. UK Vet. 15 (2): 81-86 Adamantos, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2009) Tetanus in dogs. UK Vet 14 (8): 56-60.

Cherubini, G.B. and Cantile, C. (2009) The neuropathological examination, do I need it? UK Vet 14 (7): 1-5.

Jull, P., Walmsley, G., Wenzon, N., Rayner, E.L., Summers, B.A., Cherubini, G.B., Schoninger, S. and Volk, H.A. (2009) Neurological, imaging and pathology features of spinal cord haemangioma in 2 dogs J. vet. intern. Med. 24 (1): 251.

Negrin, A., Cherubini, G.B., Volk, H.A., Gaitero, L. and Añor, S. (2009) Steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis treatment with 3 potential different protocols: clinical signs, laboratory and long term follow-up in 48 dogs. J. vet. intern. Med. 23 (3): 738.

Palus, V., Volk, H.A., Lamb, C.R. and Cherubini, G.B. (2009) MRI features of CNS lymphoma in dogs and cats. J. vet. intern. Med. 24 (1): 250.

Platt, S. and Cherubini, G.B. (2009) Seizures in older dogs. UK Vet. 14 (3): 31-35.

Targett, M.P., Cherubini, G.B. and Mossop, L. (2009) The development of part task trainers for lumbar and cisternal sampling in the dog. J. vet. intern. Med. 23: 414.

Cherubini, G.B. (2008) SRMA in the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Vet. Rec. 162: 424. Cherubini, G.B. and Platt, S. (2008) Seizures in younger dogs and cats. UK Vet.13 (9): 74-81.

Cherubini, G.B., Lowrie, M. and Anderson, T.J. (2008) Pelvic limb ataxia in the older dog. 1 Assessment and non-painful conditions. In Pract. 30: 386-391.

Cherubini, G.B., Lowrie, M. and Anderson, T.J. (2008) Pelvic limb ataxia in the older dog. 2 Painful conditions. In Pract. 30: 434-441.

Cherubini, G.B. and Platt, S. (2008) Neurological complications of chemotherapy. UK Vet 13 (7): 1-7.

Cherubini, G.B., Platt, S.R., Howson, S., Baines, E., Brodbelt, D. and Dennis, R. (2008) Comparison of MRI sequences in dogs with multifocal intracranial disease. J. small anim. Pract. 49: 634-640.

Gajanayake, I., Niessen, S., Cherubini, G.B. and Shelton, D. (2008) Autoimmune myasthenia gravis and dysautonomia in a dog. J. small anim. Pract. 49: 593-595.

Negrin, A., Cherubini, G.B. and Steeves, E. (2008) Detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum in the CSF of a pug dog. J. small anim. Pract. 49: 468-471.

Scurrell, E., Davies, E., Baines, E., Cherubini, G.B., Platt, S., Blakemore, W., Williams, A. and Schöniger, S. (2008) Neuropathological findings in a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria. J. comp. Path. 138: 160-164.

Cherubini, G.B. (2007) MUA in dogs: What’s new? UK Vet 12: 53-58.

Cherubini, G.B., Rusbridge, C., Singh, B.P., Schoeniger, S. and Mahoney, P. (2007) Rostral cerebellar arterial infarct in two cats. J. feline Med. Surg. 9: 246-253.

Negrin, A., Lamb, C.R., Cappello, R. and Cherubini, G.B. (2007) Results of magnetic resonance imaging in 14 cats with meningoencephalitis. J. feline Med. Surg. 9: 109-116.

Niessen, S.J.M., Eastwood, J., Smyth, J.B.A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2007) Five new cases of canine dysautonomia in England (2004-2006). J. small anim. Pract. 48: 346-352.

Cherubini, G.B., Platt, S., Anderson, T.J., Rusbridge, C., Lorenzo, V., Mantis, P. and Cappello, R. (2006) Characteristics of MRI of granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis in 11 dogs. Vet. Rec. 159: 110-115.

Wessmann, A., Lu, D., Lamb, C., Smyth, B., Mantis, P., Chandler, K., Boag, A., Cherubini, G.B. and Cappello, R. (2006) Brain and spinal cord haemorrhage associated with Angiostrongylus vasorum in 4 dogs. Vet. Rec. 158: 858-863.

Cherubini, G.B., Mantis, P., Martinez, T., Lamb, C. and Cappello, R. (2005) Utility of MRI to distinguish neoplastic from non-neoplastic brain lesion in dogs and cats. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 46: 384-387.

Lamb, C.R., Croson, P.J., Cappello, R. and Cherubini, G.B. (2005) MRI findings in 25 dogs with inflammatory cerebrospinal fluid. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 46: 17-22.

Volk, H., Chandler, K., Cappello, R. and Cherubini, G.B. (2005) Molecular basis of canine epilepsies. Vet. Rec. 157: 752.

Cherubini, G.B., Mantis, P., Targett, M., Lu, D., Wessmann, A. and Cappello, R. (2004) MRI findings in dogs with discospondylitis caused by Bordetella species. J. small anim. Pract. 45: 417-420.

Adamo, F. and Cherubini, G.B. (2002) Mielodysplasia in a dog. SUMMA 7: 57-59.

Adamo, F., Cherubini, G.B., Mocavero, A. and Terrana, M. (2002) Surgical removal of a cranial fossa meningioma in a cat. Veterinaria 16: 25-32.

Cherubini, G.B., Adamo, F. and Cantile, C. (2002) Vertebral osteochondroma in a dog. SUMMA 1: 55-57.

Cherubini, G.B. and Cappello, R. (2002) A case of ACTH-induced type 2 fiber atrophy.

Adamo, F. and Cherubini, G.B. (2001) Discospondylitis associated with 3 unreported bacteria in the dog. J. small anim. Pract. 42: 352-355. Cherubini, G.B. and Adamo, F. (2001) Discospondylitis secondary to grass awn in a dog. SUMMA 1: 65-68.