About Authors

Stelio Pacca Loureiro Luna

Stelio Luna performed his graduation, Residence in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Master´s in Veterinary Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo State (Unesp), Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil in 1984, 1985 and 1990 respectively. He got his PhD from the University of Cambrige, England in 1993 and currently is a Full Professor in Veterinary Anesthesiology. He is a Diplomate from the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia since 1995 and Certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2002. He founded and was the former President of the Brazilian Association of Veterinary Acupuncture (ABRAVET) and the President of the Brazilian College of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology (2004-2006). Dr Luna was Executive Director of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management between 2004 and 2008. Special areas of interest and research: veterinary anesthesia, pain, animal welfare and acupuncture.

Curriculum Vitae, Lattes
stelio@fmvz.unesp.br

Juliana Tabarelli Brondani

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Federal University of Santa Maria-UFSM Brazil (2000), Master`s in Veterinary Medicine in the area of Veterinary Surgery/Anesthesiology at the same institution (2003), and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine – Veterinary Anesthesiology at the FMVZ – UNESP Botucatu Brazil (2007). Post-doctorate in Veterinary Anesthesiology at the FMVZ -UNESP-Botucatu (2008 - 2011), when part of the research was developed at the Colorado State University USA (2010). Currently is a postdoctoral fellow of the CNPq/FMVZ-UNESP Botucatu, focusing on the development and validation of pain assessment scales in animals. Special areas of interest and research: veterinary anesthesiology, acute and chronic pain in small animals and acupuncture.

Curriculum Vitae, Lattes
jtbrondani@yahoo.com