Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Michele Borgarelli, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Associate Professor
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 2004
    Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Veterinary Sciences (Cardiology)
  • 1989
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Torino
    Torino, Italy

Board Certification

1999 - European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animals (Cardiology)

Research Interests & Experience

  • Pathophysiology and treatament of chronic degenerative mitral valve disease in dogs
  • Pulmonary hypertension in patients with left-sided heart disease
  • Advanced echocardiographic imaging
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of chronic heart failure


View publications on Michele Borgarelli's Research Gate profile.

Professional Experience

  • 2012-present
    Associate Professor, Cardiology
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2007-2012
    Associate Professor, Cardiology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS
  • 2001-2007
    Assistant Professor, Cardiology and Internal Medicine
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Torino
  • 1990-2000
    Cardiology and internal medicine consultant
    Clinica Veterinaria Valsusa
    Avigliana, TO, Italy

Honors & Awards

1999 - Prize for best article in European Journal Companion Animal Practice, "Ultrasonographic evaluation of gastrointestinal tract part I and II"

Professional Memberships

  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
  • Italian Society of Veterinary Cardiology