Beatriz P. Monteiro, DVM, is a PhD candidate in pharmacology at University of Montreal in Montreal, Canada, where she received the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She earned her DVM from São Paulo State University in Brazil and completed 2 small animal internships at University of Guelph. Dr. Monteiro has authored over 30 articles, collaborated on several book chapters, and spoken at international meetings. She participated at the North American Pain School and joined the board of directors of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the WSAVA Global Pain Council. Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of chronic pain in dogs and cats.