Dr. Vettorato graduated from the Veterinary University of Padua – Italy – in 2003. At the same University he completed a PhD in 2007 before moving to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh where he started a three years residency program in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. In 2008, he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. In February 2010, he moved to Dick White Referrals where is currently working as Consultant Anaesthetist.
In December 2010 he became European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia and from January 2011 Honorary Associate Professor in Veterinary Anaesthesia at Nottingham University.
From January 2012 Dr Vettorato is also working as Consultant Anaesthetist at the Newmarket Equine Hospital. In 2015 he has become a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia.
Dr Vettorato is member of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists, author of several international publications and speaker at several courses about veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. His main interests are pain management, loco-regional anaesthetic techniques and evaluation of quality of recovery in horses.
Il dott. Ravasio si è laureato presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Milano nel 2003. Nel Novembre 2006 ha conseguito il titolo di Dottore di Ricerca in Scienze Cliniche Veterinarie con curriculum attivato in “Anestesia e Analgesia degli Animali d’Affezione”, presso l’ Università degli Studi di Milano. Nello stesso anno gli è stato assegnato il titolo di “Cultore della Materia” in Anestesiologia Veterinaria dalla stessa Università. Ha svolto attività di collaborazione con l’Istituto Neurologico Nazionale “Carlo Besta”, con il Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche dell’Università degli Studi di Milano e con l’Istituto Cardiologico Monzino di Milano e con l’Università Vita-Salute dell’Ospedale San Raffaele di Milano. Attualmente ha un contratto di ricerca presso la Sezione di Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria dell’Università degli Studi di Milano (Polo di Milano e Polo Veterinario di Lodi). Ad oggi svolge attività clinica e di ricerca principalmente su cane, gatto, cavallo, animali selvatici ed animali da laboratorio.Il dott. Ravasio è autore e coautore di pubblicazioni internazionali ed è stato relatore a numerosi congressi nazionali, europei e a seminari italiani riguardanti l’anestesia e la terapia del dolore nel cane e nel gatto e nel cavallo. Le sue aree di maggiore interesse riguardano le tecniche di anestesia locoregionale in tutte le specie e le tecniche di anestesia parzialmente intravenosa nel cavallo.
Pablo E. Otero is a professor of Anesthesiology and head of the Anesthesia and Analgesia Department at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Buenos Aires. He received his DVM and PhD in Veterinary Science from University of Buenos Aires and an additional PhD in Anesthesiology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He is a certificated Veterinary Professor in Higher Education from the University of Buenos Aires. He is currently the President of the Argentinian Association of Anesthesia and Analgesia (AAAVRA) and he is the former president of the Latin American Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (LAVECCS). He has contributed to the growth of his area through the publication of numerous original peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and 4 Anesthesia and Pain Management textbooks.
DVM, Dipl. ECVAA, CERTVETAC (IVAS), LICAC (BAWMA), MRCVS
After completing her studies, Isabelle Iff discovered her passion for anaesthesia, pain therapy and intensive care medicine during a rotating internship at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern. She specialized during a three-year residency program at the Department of Anesthesiology at the Tierspital Bern and at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. During this time she also wrote her dissertation about epidural anaesthesia in the dog. Since 2006 she has been a graduate of the European College and a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She combined her interest in pain therapy and complementary medicine completing courses in animal acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with the International Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Between 2007 and 2010 she worked as a Senior Clinical Anaesthetist at the University of Liverpool (UK). She established the pain management clinic for small animals and completed further training in Western medical acupuncture. Isabelle then worked as a locum in a large referral hospital (Willows Referrals, UK), at the Atlantic Veterinary College (Canada) and from 2011- 2016 worked for Veterinary Anaesthesia Services, Winterthur, as a specialist consultant in veterinary anaesthesia and pain therapy. In collaboration with the veterinary hospital of the University of Zurich, she established a pain management consultation service for small animals with chronic pain. With further training in osteopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine she deepened her knowledge in complementary therapy. Since the beginning of 2017, she is working part-time at the Department of Anesthesiology of the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Berne and has founded her own company (www.vet-doc-iff.ch).
DVM, CertVA, Dipl. ECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS, EBVS specialist
Francesco graduated with honours from the University of Bari in 2005; since then he has focused his professional interest on anaesthesia and analgesia.
After a rotating internship Francesco moved to the UK in 2006 to complete an internship in veterinary anaesthesia at the Queen Veterinary School Hospital (University of Cambridge). After a short period in general practice, Francesco joined one of the biggest private vet hospital, Dick White Referrals (UK) where he completed his residency in anaesthesia and analgesia (ECVAA). During this period, he also attended regularly, as visiting resident, the veterinary hospitals of the Universities of Liverpool and Edinburgh to get practice with large animals.
In 2008 he obtained the Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia (CertVA), issuedvby the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 2012, the EBVS Diplomavbecoming a European specialist.
In 2011 Francesco moved to Majorca (Spain) where he currently runs the anaesthesia and analgesia service of the Hospital Canis Mallorca and he provides a mobile service for other clinics in the island.
Francesco is author of several papers and regularly he runs CPDs in Spain and in Italy.
The control of pain is Francesco main clinical interest and out of work he enjoys outdoor sports, martial arts and especially being with his family and his friends.