Patrick M. Burns, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVAA, is chief of University of Montreal’s veterinary anesthesia service. His principal research is investigating a novel therapeutic intervention for cerebral palsy and in utero infections in humans. Other areas of research include anesthesia of zoological animals and aging’s effects on anesthesia response. Dr. Burns has been invited to speak at national conferences in Australia, Canada, and the United States. In 2006, he obtained his American board specialty in veterinary anesthesia.