Dr. Antonio GIULIANO

Specialist in Oncology

DVM, MS, PgCert(CT), GpCert(SAM)
Dip. ECVIM(Oncology), MRCVS
HK Registered and RCVS and European Recognized Specialist in Small Animal Oncology
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Antonio Giuliano graduated from the University of Messina in 2007. While working in general practice he completed a master degree in Small Animal Oncology from the University of Pisa, a post graduate certificate in cancer therapeutic at Barts Cancer Institute and the GpCert(SAM) in internal medicine.

He completed a rotating internship in a busy referral practice in UK and an oncology internship and residency at the Queen Veterinary School Teaching Hospital (QVSH), at the University of Cambridge.

After successfully completing the residency, he worked for one year as oncology clinician and supervisor at the same institution. Dr Giuliano became an ECVIM board-certified oncologist in 2019 before joining CityU VMC.

He recently completed a human medicine certificate in immune-oncology (one of his cancer treatment modalities of interest)

He published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and presented his research works in many international conferences.

He has conducted clinical trials while in UK and he is continuing his work in HK. He also reviewer for some veterinary journals.
He has previously done volunteer works in charities for dogs and wildlife animals all around the worlds.




Butler, T; Schiavo, L. Hughes, K., Dobson, J., Giuliano, A. (2021). Urothelial cell carcinoma with widespread local and distant metastasis and associated osseous metaplasia in a dog Veterinary Record Case Reports (In press).

Mosca A, Gibson D, Mason SL, Dobson J, Giuliano, A. (2021). A possible role of coarse fractionated radiotherapy in the management of gingival squamous cell carcinoma in dogs: a retrospective study of 21 cases from two referral centers in the UK. J Vet Med Sci. https;//doi: 10.1292/jvms.20-0191.

Mosca, A., Greville-Heygate, O., Constantino-Casas, F., Giuliano, A., Dobson, JM. (2020) Mediastinal T-cell lymphoma with presumed secondary monostotic long bone involvement in the absence of local recurrenceVeterinary Record Case Reports 8,1.

Giuliano, A., & Dobson, J. (2020). Clinical response and survival time of cats with carcinoma of the nasal cavity treated with palliative coarse fractionated radiotherapy. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

Giuliano A., Dobson J. (2020) Prospective clinical trial of masitinib mesylate treatment for advanced stage III and IV canine malignant melanoma. J Smal Anim Pract, 61,3

Giuliano, A., Cloup, E.,Sanchini, L., Cambridge Veterinary School O’Cathasaigh, M., Constantino-Casas F., Watson P., Herrtage (2019) M. Pyothorax and pulmonary lymphomatoid granulomatosis in a cat. Aust Vet Pract

Horta R D.S, Lavalle GE, Monteiro LN., Alves dos Reis, Costa M.D.P , Giuliano A., Cassali D.J., Dobson J.(2018) Evaluation of Histological, Immunohistochemical, Clinical and Genetic Prognostic Factors Associated with the Response of Canine Mast Cell Tumours to Glucocorticoid therapy, Journal of Comparative Pathology, 165,72-81, ISSN 0021-9975,

Giuliano, A. , Watson, P. , Owen, L. , Skelly, B. , Davison, L. , Dobson, J. and Costantino‐Casas, F. (2018), Idiopathic sterile pyogranuloma in three domestic cats. J Small Anim Pract doi :10.1111/jsap.12853

Horta, R.d., Giuliano, A., Lavalle, G.E., Costa, M.d., de Araújo, R.B., Constantino‑Casas, F., & Dobson, J.M. 2018. Clinical, histological, immunohistochemical and genetic factors associated with measurable response of high‑risk canine mast cell tumours to tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Oncology Letters, 0, 0-0.

Giuliano, A., Dobson J. and Mason S. 2017 Complete Resolution of a Recurrent Canine Anal Sac Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Palliative Radiotherapy and Carboplatin Chemotherapy Vet. Sci, 4(3), 45

Souza MCC Dos Santos Horta R.,Giuliano A., De Castro Cunha RM Lavalle GE (2017) Sentinel lymph node biopsy and its inclusion in Veterinary Oncology RPCV (2017) 112 (603-604) 1-10

Giuliano, A., dos Santos Horta, R., Constantino-Casas, F., Hoather, T. and Dobson, J., 2017. Expression of Fibroblast Activating Protein and Correlation with Histological Grade, Mitotic Index and Ki67 Expression in Canine Mast Cell Tumours. Journal of comparative pathology, 156(1), pp.14-20.

Giuliano, A., Swift, R., Arthurs, C., Marote, G., Abramo, F., McKay, J., Thomson, C., Beltran, M., Millar, M., Priestnall, S. and Dobson, J.,et al., 2016. Quantitative Expression and Co-Localization of Wnt Signalling Related Proteins in Feline Squamous Cell Carcinoma. PloS one, 11(8), p.e0161103.

Giuliano, A., Meiring, T., Grant, A.J. and Watson, P.J., 2015. Acute Hepatic Necrosis Caused by Salmonella enterica Serotype I 4, 5, 12:−: 1, 2 in a Dog. Journal of clinical microbiology, 53(11), pp.3674-3676.

Giuliano, A., Salgüero, R. and Dobson, J., 2015. Metastatic anal sac carcinoma with hypercalcaemia and associated hypertrophic osteopathy in a dog. Open veterinary journal, 5(1), pp.48-51.

Giuliano, A., Grant J., Benoit J. 2013 Thyroid carcinosarcoma in one dog. JSAVA 84(1) 120-5

Giuliano, A. 2013 Testicular torsion in a normal descended testicle in a cat. Letter JSAP 54(3) 164

Giuliano, A.,. 2013 Suspected chlorambucil‐related neurotoxicity with seizures in a dog. Letter JSAP, 54(8), pp.437-437.

Giuliano, A. and Nudds, A., 2013. Understanding cytology as a useful tool for the general practitioner. Companion Animal, 18(7), pp.308-313.

Giuliano, A., Cauvin A. (2011) Osteomyelitis and keratitis opportunistic mycobacterial infection in a cat. Rassegna di medicina felina AIVPAfe 2011(4), pp. 16-17

Giuliano, A., Lucatrombetta M., Ravaschio L., (2011) Vasectomy in 37 Vervet Monkeys(Chlorocebus pygerythrus).Bollettino AIVPA 2011( 2),19-22

Selected oral presentations

Giuliano, A., Dos Santos-Horta R., Dobson J., 2016 Retrospective evaluation of masitinib and prednisolone compared to masitinib alone in canine mast cell tumour. World Veterinary Cancer Congress. Foz De Iguassu, Brazil

Giuliano, A., Costantino-Casas F., Dobson J., 2016 Small intestinal b-cell lymphoma with unexpectedly long survival in three young dogs. BSAVA April 2016

Giuliano, A., Marcinowska O.,Hoater T., Brearley M. and Dobson J. Survival following Oncept melanoma vaccine in 30 dogs. BSAVA April 2015.

Giuliano, A., Dos Santos Horta R.,Hoater T., Costantino-Casa F. and Dobson J., Prognostic significance of fibroblastic activated protein (FAP) in tumour associated fibroblast (TAF) of canine mast cell tumour. ESVONC May 2015.