Lorenzo Crosta graduated in 1989 in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan and received his PhD in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, from the University of Turin in 2009.
Since 2013 he is Accredited by the FNOVI (Italian Federation of Veterinary Colleges), in Avian and Zoological Medicine and Surgery and Zoo Health Management.
In 2015, he successfully sat the exam for the ESVPS General Practitioner Certification in Exotic Animal Practice and since 2010 he is lecturer at the University of Milan, on selected topics on Management and Welfare of Birds.
In 2016 he was recognized “de facto” as a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, and therefore is a European Specialist in Zoo Health Management.
After working as a practitioner for 10 year, at the beginning of 2000 he took the position of Veterinary Director at the Loro Parque, in Tenerife (Spain), the most diverse Parrot collection of the World, where he worked until mid-2005.
Since then he is back to Italy, where he is mainly working as consulting veterinarian for various zoos and bird collections, in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico.
He has been a panel member of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), and has been twice Chairman of the European Committee of the Association of Avian Veterinarian and is still cooperating with national and international journals and has published several papers and book chapters.
His practice (Veterinari Montevecchia, Italy) is an official residency training place for the European College of Zoological Medicine.