Department Updates:

Postponed events

2015 Small Animal Pain Management Conference

Date: May 30-31, 2015
Time: May 30th from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, May 31st from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: May 30th in Gladys Valley Hall, Room 1020, May 31st in Gourley Hall, Room 1060
CE: up to 11 hours available
Webinar: available.  If you have never attended an Adobe Connect webinar test your connection.  The webinar is only available live, and it will not be recorded.  Webinar attendees will receive full CE credit since it is live and interactive.


Participants needed for feline osteoarthritis clinical trial.


Photograph of Dr. PascoeDr. Peter Pascoe administers pain control via epidural needle in a dog.

Dr. Pedro Boscan

Dr. Boscan obtained his DVM degree in 1996 from a veterinary school in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. After a small animal anesthesia internship at Utrecht University, Netherlands, he did his neuroscience MSc at University of Andalucia (Spain) with a strong emphasis on pain processing. Dr. Boscan obtained his PhD at University of Bristol, UK and concentrated his efforts in studying the CNS integration of pain, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. After his PhD, he returned to veterinary medicine and did an anesthesia residency at UC Davis. Dr. Boscan worked as an anesthesia clinical fellow for 1 year at UC Davis and then accepted an assistant professor position at Colorado State University. Since 2006, he has been a faculty member at CSU (anesthesia department) with a current position as Associate Professor.  

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Dr. Alonso Guedes

Alonso Guedes, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.  He graduated from the University of Santa Maria in Brazil and did a combined residency/PhD in anesthesia at the University of Minnesota.  He was an assistant professor of anesthesia at Texas A&M University for 4 years before moving to UC Davis in 2010. His research focus is in pain biology and analgesic pharmacology and he was one of the founding members of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

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Dr. Peter Pascoe

Peter Pascoe, BVSc, DVA, DACVAA, DECVAA, is a professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.  He graduated from the University of Liverpool and went into general practice for 3 years before getting an internship in large animal surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, in Guelph, Canada.  He followed this with a residency in anesthesia and became a faculty member at UC Davis.  He moved to California in 1989 and has been an anesthesiologist working with small animals and exotic species since then. He has had a long-term interest in opioids and pain management in animals and was one of the founding directors of the IVAPM.

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Dr. Jamie Peyton

Dr. Peyton received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida and completed a small animal internship at Texas A&M University.  She completed her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of California Davis and is board certified in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.  Following her residency, she worked in private practice developing two ECC services and a residency program for ECC.  During this time, Dr. Peyton also completed acupuncture training with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and canine rehabilitation certification with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.  Her clinical interests are neurological rehabilitation, integrative pain management, and palliative care for patients. 

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