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.

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Jacques Ferreira


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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Dan Nicholls


Anaesthesia Clinician

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

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