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.
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.