Dr. Raffaello Ciampoli

CEO and QPPV  – Veterinarian

+39 335 8448532

Master’s degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Parma Specialisation in abdominal surgery in Germany.
Specialisation in equine medicine and surgery in Pennsylvania. Specialisation in equine Orthopaedic surgery in California.

In charge since 1989 for the care and protection of horses for “Palio di Siena”. Owner and Director of The Equine Hospital Siena “Il Ceppo” since 1997. Numerous scientific publications.

Dr. Lidia Strappaveccia

Technical Director, Business Development – Quality Assurance

Master’s degree in biology at La Sapienza University of Rome.

Specialisation in Microbiology at La Sapienza University of Rome.
Executive Master in finance, administration and management control.
Forty years’ experience in major pharmaceutical companies, in various sectors: research, production, regulation, quality control, quality assurance, qualified person for 25 years, technical director, plant director, business development, Vice President.

Dr. Chiara Giovannini

Qualified Person, Deputy QPPV – Veterinarian

+39 345 7531933

Master’s degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna.
Specialisation in Health and Quality of Products of animal origin at the University of Bologna. 15 years of experience in the production of animal plasma
MVD anesthetist for the Equine Hospital of Siena “Il Ceppo”.
Assistant manager for the care and protection of the horses of “Palio di Siena”

Dr. Laura Notarantonio

Quality Control
Qualified laboratory technician

Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques at the University of Siena.
20 years of experience in biological and chemical analyses with numerous scientific publications. Co-owner, Legal Representative, Administrative Manager, Analyst Manager of the company DATAVET snc di Battimelli Giulia & C, Veterinary Analysis Laboratory

Fabio Giani

Production Operator

Diploma in Industrial Technology

Experiences as a groom in Ireland at thoroughbred stud farms such as the Rosemount House Stud (New Ross, Co. Wexford) and Kildangan Stud – Darley Group (Monasterevin, Co. Kildare). Experience in presenting yearlings at the main thoroughbred auctions in Ireland (Goffs), England (Tattersalls) and Italy (Sga and ITS).

Eugenio Bilotta

Production Operator

Agricultural expert diploma
Specialisation in zootechnics at the Agricultural Technical Institute of Siena. Ongoing degree in Biology

Dr. Alfio Fantini

Warehouse Manager

Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Perugia.
Master’s degree in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milano.
Experience as veterinarian at the Piola Clinic in Milan, and in Rome at the Tenuta della Calandrina, specializing in horse breeding.
Currently a surgeon at “Il Ceppo” Equine Hospital in Siena

Bandjougou Kante

Donors Maintenance

Accounting Diploma
Experience as maintainer and groomer in certified breeding centers. Horse maintainer at the The Equine Hospital Siena “Il Ceppo”

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