Dr Carmel Lino Vella
Dr Carmel Lino Vella carried out his studies at the Universities of Malta and London, graduating in the arts of veterinary medicine and surgery from the Royal Veterinary College and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Following a stint in practice at Haywards Heath in Sussex he returned to Malta setting up the Blue Cross Veterinary Clinic. At the same time he served as an Official Government Veterinarian moving on to Chief Veterinary Officer(CVO). During his time as a CVO he managed to eradicate, from the islands of Malta, two most important zoonotic diseases, mainly brucellosis (undulant fever) and tuberculosis from the islands of Malta. He carried research in the diagnosis and treatment of leishmaniosis (sand fly fever). Dr Lino, for a number of years, represented Malta at the FAO, OIE, Council of Europe, WVA, FVE, FECAVA and the EU.
Through the years Dr Lino carried on specializing in different small animal therapies , orthopaedics being his main specialisation. He served as a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Malta, London and Bologna. Since his retirement from CVO he dedicates his whole time to Small Animal practice.