Marta Mainenti

DVM, Diplomate ACVP
Education & Certifications  

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2021

Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Residency, Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Utah State University, 2021

Post-DVM School of Specialization in Technology and Pathology of Avian, Rabbit, and Game Animals, University of Milan, 2017

DVM, University of Padua, Italy, 2011


VDPAM 455 – Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum

VDPAM 456 – Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Methods & Applications


Research Focus & Interests  

Diagnostic pathology of livestock, companion, and non-domestic animals; avian pathology; rabbit pathology; mammary tumors.


American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)

Latin Comparative Pathology Group (LCPG)


Selected Publications  

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 Mainenti M, Van Wettere AJ. Trophoblast emboli in the lung of a snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). Veterinary Pathology. 2022; 59(2):353–357.

Clayton MJ, Kelly EJ, Mainenti M, Wilheim A, Torchetti MK, Killian ML, Van Wetter AJ. Pandemic lineage 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus infection in farmed mink in Utah. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2022; 34(1):82–85.

Desai R, East DA, Hardy L, Faccenda D, Rigon M, Crosby J, Alvarez MS, Singh A, Mainenti M, Hussey LK, Bentham R, Szabadkai G, Zappulli V, Dhoot GK, Romano LE, Xia D, Coppens I, Hamacher-Brady A, Chapple JP, Abeti R, Fleck RA, Vizcay-Barrena G, Smith K, Campanella M. Mitochondria form contact sites with the nucleus to couple prosurvival retrograde response. Science Advance. 2020; 6(51):eabc9955. 

Clancy CS, Mainenti M, Van Wettere AJ. Ocular Neural Heterotopia in a Moroccan Uromastyx (Uromastyx acanthinurus nigriventris). Journal of Comparative Pathology. 2019; 172:107–9.

Moronato ML, Cecchinato M, Facchetti G, Mainenti M, Gobbo F, Catania S. Application of different laboratory techniques to monitor the behaviour of a Mycoplasma synoviae vaccine (MS-H) in broiler breeders. BMC Veterinary Research. 2018; 14(1):357.

Catania S, Carnaccini S, Mainenti M, Moronato ML, Gobbo F, Terregino C. Isolation of Avipoxvirus from tongue of canaries (Serinus canaria) showing severe localized proliferative glossitis. Avian Diseases. 2017; 61(4):531–535.

Beffagna G, Sammarco A, Bedin C, Romualdi C, Mainenti M, Mollo A, Cavicchioli L, Ferro S, Trez D, De Maria R, Nitti D, Saccani A, Campanella M, Agostini M, Zappulli V. Circulating Cell-Free DNA in Dogs with Mammary Tumors: Short and Long Fragments and Integrity Index. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0169454.

Beffagna G, Sacchetto R, Cavicchioli L, Sammarco A, Mainenti M, Ferro S, Trez D, Zulpo M, Michieletto S, Cecchinato A, Goldschmidt M, Zappulli V. A preliminary investigation of the role of the transcription co-activators YAP/TAZ of the Hippo signalling pathway in canine and feline mammary tumours. Veterinary Journal. 2016; 207:105–11.

Cavicchioli L, Zappulli V, Beffagna G, Caliari D, Zanetti R, Nordio L, Mainenti M, Frezza F, Bonfante F, Patrono LV, Capua I, Terregino C. Histopathological and immunohistochemical study of exocrine and endocrine pancreatic lesions in avian influenza A experimentally-infected turkeys showing evidence of pancreatic regeneration. Avian Pathology. 2015; 44(6):498–508.

Zappulli V, Rasotto R, Caliari D, Mainenti M, Peña L, Goldschmidt MH, Kiupel M. Prognostic evaluation of feline mammary carcinomas: a review of the literature. Veterinary Pathology. 2015; 52(1):46–60.

Mainenti M, Rasotto R, Castagnaro M, Carnier P, Zappulli V. Oestrogen and progesterone receptor expression in subtypes of canine mammary tumours in intact and ovariectomised dogs. Veterinary Journal. 2014; 202(1):62–8.