Resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine


  • BVetMed
  • BSc
  • PGDipVCP

Luca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and spent two years in general practice in Kent before returning to the RVC for a rotating internship. In 2021 he began his Internal Medicine residency at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals (now BVS), choosing the speciality for the interesting challenge posed by complex medical cases.

He is interested in all aspects of internal medicine, particularly in endocrine disorders.

Publications and research:

  • Fortuna L, Relf J, Chang YM, Hibbert A, Martineau HM, Garden OA. Prevalence of FoxP3(+) Cells in Canine Tumours and Lymph Nodes Correlates Positively with Glucose Transporter 1 Expression. J Comp Pathol. 2016 Aug-Oct;155(2-3):171-180
  • Crossfield L, Fortuna L, Carling R, Scurrell E, Matas Riera M, Chang YM, Dawson C, Pittaway R, Yeung IY, Thaung C, Priestnall SL, Garden OA. Immunohistochemical characterization of feline lymphoplasmacytic anterior uveitis. Vet Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar;22(2):206-212
  • Fortuna L, Yaffy D, Priestnall SL, Cook S. Pulmonary arterial thromboses and gall bladder wall oedema in a cat with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. Vet record case reports. 2021; 10(1), e248

Services we offer

Our team of Consultants provide top-quality care in anaesthesia & analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology (including radiotherapy), ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.


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Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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Diagnostic Imaging

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Emergency and Critical Care

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Internal Medicine

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Interventional Radiology

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Neurology and Neurosurgery

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Soft Tissue Surgery