Ana Nemec, DVM, PhD, DAVDC, DEVDC, is a veterinary specialist and an assistant professor at Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she also earned her DVM and PhD in biomedicine. Dr. Nemec completed a residency in dentistry and oral surgery at University of California, Davis. She has been active in several international veterinary dentistry organizations. Her passion is teaching.
Rod Jouppi, DVM, is a university veterinarian and the director of the animal care facility at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. He earned his DVM from University of Guelph. Dr. Jouppi is president of the Human Animal Bond Association, chair of the Animal Ethics and Welfare Committee at AAHA, and a member of the WSAVA dental guidelines committee. He is also a board member of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics and the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations. He lectures on animal welfare internationally.
Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD, earned his DVM from University of California, Davis. He is a board-certified specialist in veterinary dentistry of both the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges. In addition, he is a fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He is one of fewer than 10 veterinarians worldwide to hold all 3 of these certificates.
Paulo V. Steagall, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, is an associate professor of veterinary anesthesiology and analgesia at University of Montreal in Montreal, Canada. He earned his DVM and completed an anesthesiology residency at São Paulo State University in Brazil, where he also earned his master’s degree and PhD with an emphasis in feline analgesia. Dr. Steagall is a member of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery editorial board, the WSAVA Global Pain Council, and the WSAVA Dental Guidelines Committee. He is also the cochair of the WSAVA Therapeutic Guidelines group. Dr. Steagall has published more than 80 articles on pain management in small animals and coedited the book Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management.