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OUR TEAM

The Steagall Laboratory is a team of veterinarians at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, working together to better understand and treat pain in animals. We study naturally-occurring, spontaneous pain in animals with a particular focus in cats.

We work to make the world a better place for animals.


We have a team of international enthusiastic graduate students and researchers with a passion for animal welfare and pain management.


Our members are/were from different parts of the world (Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Spain, USA and Vietnam). We work with several industry partners, non-profit organizations and governmental bodies. Our laboratory is also funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

OUR MISSION

To improve animal health and welfare through better pain management and robust science benefiting animals and people

PAULO STEAGALL
MV, MS, PhD, DIPLOMATE ACVAA

Head of the Steagall Laboratory

Paulo Steagall is a world-renowned researcher, author and speaker. He earned his DVM and completed a residency at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, then earned his Ms and PhD with emphasis on feline analgesia at the same institution. He is also a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.


Dr. Steagall works as an Associate Professor of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Canada. He is a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Global Pain Council and the WSAVA Dental Guidelines Committee, and a co-chair of the WSAVA Therapeutic Guidelines Group. With vast international collaborations and an extensive professional network, he has acted as an invited speaker in more than 200 lectures within 25 countries in four different languages.

 

Dr. Steagall has published more than 100 articles and several book chapters on pain management. He is the editor of the book ‘Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management’.

CURRENT TEAM

MARINA EVANGELISTA
MV, MSC

PhD Candidate

Marina is a cat-loving veterinarian graduated from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Montreal and her project aimed to develop and validate a facial expression-based scale for acute pain assessment in cats (the Feline Grimace Scale).

PAST STUDENTS

Javier Benito

DVM, Ms, PhD, DÉS

Clinical Instuctor, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal

Dr. Javier Benito earned his PhD from UCM-Madrid and undertook specialized training and a MS in laboratory animal medicine (UAB-Barcelona). After working at the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory (CPRL-NCSU-Raleigh), he completed a residency program in anesthesia (CHUV-UdeM-Montreal) where he is currently working as a Clinical Instructor in Veterinary Anesthesia. Among other things, his research is focused on the use of intraperitoneal analgesia techniques in cats.

This website was possible with an unrestricted grant from Zoetis and Université de Montréal.​
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