Pietro Laricchiuta, earned his Veterinary Degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bari, Italy in 1998.He specialized in Infectious Disease and Public Health in 2007 in Bari. Diplomate at the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) in August 2013. He completed is internship training in Zoo medicine at Barcelona Zoo (1998) and Singapore Zoo, Night safari, Jurong bird park, wildlife reserves at Singapore (1999-2000). He cooperated as “anaesthesia team leader” with the National Health Institute (USA) for FIV on field study on wild lions at Okavango Delta in Botswana. He is senior veterinarian (2002 -2007) and veterinarian associate since 2010 at Fasano Safari Park (Br),Italy. He hold a position as Chief Veterinarian at Naples Zoo,Italy from 2007-2016. Dr.Laricchiuta is anesthesiologist and exotic pet consultant at Einaudi Veterinary Centre (Ba),Italy and zoo veterinarian consultant in Italy and abroad from 2004. Professionally skilled chief level zoological veterinarian, with great level of experience in the medical treatment of mammals, reptiles and birds. Highly qualified also in the management and supervision of zoo- based veterinary clinics. European Specialist in Zoological Medicine, Diplomate at the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) . Particularly acquainted for owning a good level in fields as anesthesia and analgesia, emergency and internal medicine, pharmacology, pest control, parasitology, infectious disease and zoonotic diseases. Qualified for the management of animal housing and shipping, animal exhibition, zoo-based public education, zoological conservation issues and research. Practised in recruiting, training and managing of keepers and veterinary students. Also qualified in developing and improve education , research activities, animal husbandry and management, dietary requirements for the animals housed at the zoo, exhibit design and animal collection plan development, import/ export, keeper management and other topics ( Balai, Zoo Directive) He is charter member and member of the board of the Sivas Zoo (Italian Society of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians) EAZWV ( European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians) Section and member of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV).