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).
To improve animal health and welfare through better pain management and robust science benefiting animals and people
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’.
Alice Cheng is a DMV-MSc student at the Université de Montréal, where she had previously completed a BSc in Honours Psychology. Under the supervision of Dr. Steagall and Dr. Monteiro, her research focuses on evaluating pain in kittens.
DVM, Ms, PhD, DÉS
Clinical Instuctor, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal