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Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Alessandra Mathis

DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

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.


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Jacques Ferreira

BSc BVSc MSc MMEDVET(Anaes) DiplECVAA

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

“Anaesthetic induction and recovery characteristics of a diazepam-ketamine combination compared with propofol in dogs” – Published in Journal of South African Veterinary Association – 2015 Jun 1; 86 (1):1258. doi: 10.4102/jsava.v86i1.1258.


“Determination of the minimum infusion rate of propofol required to prevent purposeful movement of the extremities in response to a standardized noxious stimulus in goats” Veterinary Anaesthesia analgesia – 2015 Dec 15. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12327. [Epub ahead of print]


“Determination of the minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone during its co-administration with fentanyl at three different doses by constant rate infusion intravenously in goats” – Veterinary anaesthesia analgesia – 2015 Sept 09; DOI: 10.1111/vaa.12300.


“Management of life-threatening hypertension in a 12-year-old bichon frise undergoing an adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma excision” – Veterinary Record Case reports – 2 November 2016, DOI: 10.1136/vetreccr-2016-000365


“Epidural anaesthesia-analgesia in the dog and the cat: considerations, technique and complications” – Companion Animal- 2018 November, Volume 23 No 11.


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Diego Castinerias

MV, MVetMed (Anaesthesia), MRCVS e

Clinician in Anaesthesia

1)Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. J Vet Pharmacol Therap. 2020;00:1–16 Perioperative pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of meloxicam in emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) of different age groups using nonlinear mixed effect modelling. Diego Castineiras, Lucy Armitage, Luís Pardon Lamas, Siegrid De Baere, Siska Croubels, Ludovic Pelligandnd-guided radial, ulnar, median and musculocutaneous nerve block in a dog


2)Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Volume 43, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 444-452 Research Paper Description and evaluation of four ultrasound-guided approaches to aid spinal canal puncture in dogs Jaime Viscasillas a, Tommaso Gregori a, Diego Castiñeiras a, Ignacio Redondo b, Christopher Seymour


3) Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Letter to the Editor| Volume 42, ISSUE 6, P659-661, November 01, 2015 A modified approach for performing ultrasound-guided radial, ulnar, median and musculocutaneous nerve block in a dog Diego Castiñeiras, Jaime Viscasillas, Chris Seymour


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