Lucia qualified from the University of Bologna (Italy) with a DVM in 2001. She spent 15 years working in general practice in Italy (as employee at first and then running her own clinic), developing a personal interest for cytology and internal medicine. Meanwhile, she attended a three-year course at the school of specialization in Pathology and Clinic of Small animals at the University of Bologna (Italy). Few years later, she also completed a Master degree in Veterinary Oncology at the University of Pisa (Italy). In 2015, she started a residency program in Clinical Pathology at the University of Cambridge, which she finished in 2018 attaining the FRCPath diploma. In October 2019 she also obtained the ECVCP diploma and she joined BattLab immediately after that.