Ana Nemec, DVM, PhD, DAVDC, DEVDC, Animal Hospital Postojna, Postojna, Slovenia, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Rod Jouppi, DVM, Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada
Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD, Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery, San Diego, California
Paulo V. Steagall, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Ana Nemec, DVM, PhD, DAVDC, DEVDC, is a veterinary specialist at the Animal Hospital Postojna, Slovenia, and an assistant professor at University of Ljubljana in 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 the president-elect of the Human Animal Bond Association, a board member of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics, and a member of the WSAVA Dental Guidelines Committee. He lectures on animal welfare internationally.
Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD, is the chief of staff at Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery in San Diego, California. He earned his DVM from University of California, Davis. Dr. Niemiec is a board-certified specialist in veterinary dentistry of the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges and 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.
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