Dr. Steagall earned his DVM and completed a residency at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Botucatu), Brazil, then completed a Ms and PhD in Anaesthesiology with emphasis on feline analgesia at the same institution. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Steagall has worked for several years as a Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Pain Management at the Université de Montréal, Canada leading a research laboratory dedicated to improving the standards of pain management in animals with a strong benefit to animal welfare. His world-class laboratory developed and validated the Feline Grimace Scale, a tool that uses changes in facial expressions to assess acute pain in cats (www.felinegrimacescale.com and FGS phone application for Android and iOS). He is a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Global Pain Council and co-chair of the WSAVA Therapeutic Guidelines, the 2022 ISFM Acute Pain Management Consensus guidelines and the FECAVA Basic Anaesthesia and Analgesia Best Practices initiative, among others. With vast international collaborations and an extensive professional network, he has published over 130 peer-review articles on pain management mostly in cats and the book “Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management” while lecturing internationally.
Dr. Steagall joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Centre for Animal Health and Welfare at the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, City University of Hong Kong in January 2022.
- Anesthesia and Pain management
- Animal Welfare
- Animal behaviour