Livia Benigni

Livia Benigni


Head of Diagnostic Imaging

Livia graduated in 1997 from the University of Pisa in Italy. After graduating, Livia was a Cardiology intern and Staff Clinician at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (Paris, France); she then worked in private practice in Paris and London.

Livia trained to become a specialist at the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) and was the first RVC Senior Clinical Training Scholar (resident) in Diagnostic Imaging. In 2005 she obtained the specialisation Diploma from the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

Livia worked for 14 years as a radiologist in the busy referral hospital of the Royal Veterinary College (Queen Mother Hospital for Animals). During her time there, Livia taught small animal radiology, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance to RVC students and residents.

After leaving academia Livia became Head of Diagnostic Imaging at a private referral hospital (2015-2017) and worked independently, providing imaging referrals in the Greater London area.

Livia has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of diagnostic imaging and has contributed to the Mattoon and Nyland textbook Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound Third edition (2014) and to the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Ultrasonography (2011). Livia is an active speaker delivering talks at meetings, congresses and CPD lectures both in the UK and abroad. Livia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (King’s College London).

Livia is Head of the Diagnostic Imaging Service at The Ralph and will be ensuring the excellence of the Service, as well as advising colleagues with regards to diagnostic imaging techniques.

Livia shares her home with her partner, son and their rescued cat Tuco. Livia enjoys food, music, dancing and good weather.