Antonio graduated with honours from the University of Messina in 2007 then worked mainly in general practice in Italy. At the same time he studied for, and was awarded, a masters degree in small animal oncology from University if Pisa. He has also completed externships in Oncology Referrals in Italy USA and UK. In 2009 he moved in the UK in 2009 where he undertook an internship in a private referral practice with a high oncology case load. He completed a post graduate certificate in cancer therapeutic at Barts Cancer Institute and continued to work in general practise for the next two years.
His research interests are exploiting new treatment for SCC of the mouth in cats and prognostic markers in MCT in dogs.