Vincenco Caporale, World Organization of Animal Health (OIE)

Vincenco Caporale is the Chair of the Scientific Commission of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, France. He earned his veterinary degree from the University of Perugia in 1967, followed by both the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree at the School of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Comparative Pathology from UC Davis.

He was a member of the faculty at the University of Bologna School of Veterinary Medicine from 1973-1988. He joined the faculty of the Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’ Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale" in 1988. As director of that institute since 1990, he has served a critical leadership role in the regulation of animal diseases in Italy.

He has been extensively involved in international veterinary medicine, having worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), European Union, and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Within the OIE he has served terms as the Secretary General and Vice-President of the Commission of Foot and Mouth and other Epizootic Diseases, as Director of the OIE Collaborating Center for Epidemiology and Veterinary Service Management in Developing Countries, and since 2003 he has served as President of the OIE Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases. He is an accomplished research scientist with particular expertise in the epidemiology of animal diseases, with more than 200 published manuscripts.
25 APRIL 2024