Unione Italiana Società Veterinarie

Claudia Spadavecchia


Claudia Spadavecchia studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa, Italy and graduated in 1997. After a residency in
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Bern, she got the ECVAA (European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia
and Analgesia) diploma in 2002 and the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists) diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture
in 2004. From the Doctoral School in Biomedical Science and Engineering, Aalborg University in Denmark she obtained a PhD in
2005 on pain neurophysiology. In 2006 she concluded her Habilitation at the University of Bern, Switzerland. After 2 years spent as
a lecturer at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in Olso, Norway, she became in 2008 Anaesthesiology and Pain therapy
professor and institute leader at the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern. Since then, main research interests are pain recognition,
pathophysiology and treatment in several animal species.