Meet Our Co-Founders

Dr. Augusta Pelosi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS and ACVIM (Cardiology)

Medical Director, Cardiac Surgeon and Cardiologist

The world’s only dual board certified veterinary specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and Surgery, Dr. Augusta Pelosi was born and raised in Italy. Dr. Pelosi attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Universita’ di Pisa and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Erasmus program) and earned her DVM degree from the Universita’ di Pisa.

Upon moving to the U.S. in 2001, she has obtained the ECFVG certification. Dr. Pelosi has completed a small animal rotating internship at the Cumming’s School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She has continued her education with a surgery and cardiology residency at Michigan State University where she has remained as a professor in cardiology until 2016.

Dr. Pelosi is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Cardiology (ACVIM) and Surgery (ACVS). She has taught veterinary students, interns and residents for over 15 years, she has contributed to research advancement in cardiac surgery and has being actively involved in several leadership positions. Dr. Pelosi has also created and directed the Michigan State University – Veterinary Open Heart Team.

She is actively involved in several committees within ACVIM and ACVS. She has worked as both a surgeon and cardiologist consultant for several companies. She has authored several publications and book chapters. Outside of work, she is a certified yoga instructor.

Mr. Giovanni Di Stadio

President & CEO

Giovanni Di Stadio is the President, CEO and co-founder and was personally impacted by heart disease in his family pet, “Bella.” Mr. Di Stadio is responsible for the Center’s management ecosystem and strategic initiatives. Reinventing healthcare for pets and supporting the human animal bond are foremost in Mr. Di Stadio’s vision to establish NAVHC as a center of excellence for cardiac management and surgery and an innovation hub for cardiac device creation.

Mr. Di Stadio is also the Founder and CEO of Interiors by G one of Palm Beach County’s most awarded upscale design firms. Mr. Di Stadio has a personal passion for philanthropy and is co-host of the popular radio show, “Gio and Jack’s Palm Beach and Hamptons Social” a show which spotlights philanthropic organizations and supporters which airs weekly on JVC Broadcasting in both Florida and New York.