Scientific Publications


Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Alessandra Mathis


Head of Anaesthesia

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Mathis, A., Lee, K., Alibhai, H.I. (2011) The use of maropitant to prevent vomiting induced by epidural administration of preservative free morphine through an epidural catheter in a dog. Vet Anaesth Analg 38 (5) pp.516-7

Mathis, A., Pinelas, R., Brodbelt, D.C., Alibhai, H.I. (2012) Comparison of quality of recovery from anaesthesia in cats induced with propofol or alfaxalone. Vet Anaesth Analg 39 (3) pp.282-90

Jiménez, C.P., Mathis, A., Mora, S.S., Brodbelt, D., Alibhai, H. (2012) Evaluation of the quality of the recovery after administration of propofol or alfaxalone for induction of anaesthesia in dogs anaesthetized for magnetic resonance imaging. Vet Anaesth Analg 39 (2) pp.151-9

Pinelas, R., Alibhai, H.I., Mathis, A., Jimenez Lozano, A., Brodbelt, D.C. (2014) Effects of different doses of dexmedetomidine on anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone – a clinical trial. Vet Anaesth Analg 41 (4) pp.378-85

Sanchis-Mora, S., Viscasillas, J., Mathis, A., Palacios, C., Brodbelt, D.C., Alibhai, H.I. (2014) Anaesthetic management and complications of pacemaker implantation in dogs. Vet Rec 175 p.303

Mathis, A. (2014) Postoperative analgesia in the grumpy dog. Veterinary Times 44 (12) p.20

Mathis, A. (2014) Postoperative analgesia in aggressive feline patients. Veterinary Times 44 (34) p.10

Viscasillas, J., Sanchis-Mora, S., Palacios, C., Mathis, A., Alibhai, H., Brodbelt, D.C. (2015) Anaesthetic management and complications of balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis in dogs. Vet Record 177(13):340

Mathis, A. (2016) Practical guide to monitoring anaesthetised small animal patients. In Practice 38:363-372

Mathis, A. (2016) Knowing when to use atropine during surgery. Veterinary Times 44(4)13 

Mathis, A. (2017) Difficult orotracheal intubation in dogs and cats. In Practice 39:50-61

Mair A., Mathis, A. (2018) Completeness of handwritten preanaesthetic records at two veterinary referral institutions. Vet Anaesth Analg. 45(2):129-134

Mathis, A. (2019) Preparing and training for CPR. In Practice 41:50-56.

Kate Pink


Anaesthesia Clinician

Dan Nicholls


American Specialist Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

2021: Use of mechanical thresholds in a model of feline clinical acute pain and their correlation with the Glasgow Feline Composite Measure Pain Scale scores

Daniel Nicholls, Molly Merchant-Walsh, Jerry Dunne, Natalia Parrilla Cortellini and Chiara Adami.

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery


2020: Comparison of two protocols for insulin administration and fasting time in diabetic dogs anaesthetised for phacoemulsification: A prospective clinical trial

Daisy Norgate, Daniel Nicholls, Rebecca Geddes, Charlotte Dawson, Chiara Adami.



2020: Occurrence of pulsus alternans during anaesthesia of two dogs and one cat and its treatment

Daniel Nicholls, Chiara Adami, Paolo Monticelli.

Australian Veterinary Journal