Dr Paulo Steagall to Obtain WSAVA President’s Award for Distinctive Service in Veterinary Drugs


A Brazilian/Canadian veterinarian, Dr Paulo Steagall, who has served on three of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA’s) scientific committees and has performed a key function in a few of its most necessary initiatives, is to obtain the celebrated WSAVA President’s Award at its upcoming World Congress.

This occasional award acknowledges distinctive service to the WSAVA, with awardees chosen by the WSAVA President, at present Dr Ellen van Nierop from Ecuador. WSAVA World Congress takes place in Lisbon, Portugal from 27-29 September 2023.

Dr Steagall served on the WSAVA’s International Ache Council from its inception in 2011 till 2022 and was one of many key contributors to its first set of International Ache Administration Tips. He additionally contributed considerably to its different persevering with training (CE) initiatives, in addition to to the brand new version of the International Ache Administration Tips, launched in October 2022.

As founding Co-chair of the WSAVA’s Therapeutic Tips Group (TGG), Dr Steagall has performed a number one function within the WSAVA’s marketing campaign to beat two of the important thing challenges dealing with companion animal veterinary healthcare groups globally:

  • The shortage of entry to applicable veterinary medicines in lots of elements of the world
  • The inappropriate use of antimicrobials, which contributes to the choice and unfold of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

To additional the goals of the TGG, Dr Steagall led the event of the primary Important Medicines Checklist for Cats and Canine, which goals to assist the provision of medicine required for minimal requirements of scientific observe.

Dr Steagall additionally served as WSAVA member consultant for the Worldwide Veterinary Academy of Ache Administration for a number of years and was a member of the WSAVA International Dental Committee and contributor to the primary set of WSAVA International Dental Tips. He stays an advisor to this Committee.

Lastly, Dr Steagall contributes to a joint WSAVA and HealthforAnimals Professional Group undertaking known as ‘Ideas of Wellness’. This Group is working to stipulate the fundamental practices that each one veterinarians and pet caregivers ought to comply with to optimize feline and canine care.

Outdoors the WSAVA, Dr Steagall labored for a number of years as a Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Ache Administration on the Université de Montréal, Canada, main a analysis laboratory devoted to bettering requirements of ache administration in animals. Amongst different achievements, his laboratory developed and validated the Feline Grimace Scale, a software that makes use of modifications in facial expressions to evaluate acute ache in cats.

He’s at present Head Professor within the Division of Veterinary Scientific Sciences on the Jockey Membership Faculty of Veterinary Drugs and Life Sciences, Metropolis College of Hong Kong, and a part of the Centre for Animal Well being and Welfare of the identical establishment. He has revealed many authentic manuscripts, e-book chapters and the e-book ‘Feline Anesthesia and Ache Administration,’ along with talking internationally and contributing to different world veterinary associations.

Commenting on the award, Dr van Nierop stated: “Dr Steagall has made an enormous contribution to the WSAVA in serving the International Ache Council, the International Dental Committee and the Therapeutics Tips Group. He’ll step down from his function of Co-chair of the TGG throughout WSAVA 2023 however not earlier than he has launched the newest version of the WSAVA Important Medicines Checklist for Cats and Canine, a significant doc that’s quickly changing into a key ingredient of the regulatory framework for veterinary medicines in assist of our marketing campaign to make sure prepared entry to veterinary medicines globally.

“Dr Steagall’s enthusiasm, dedication and dedication to sharing his information exemplify the values of WSAVA and he’ll all the time be an necessary and cherished member of the WSAVA household. Thanks, Paulo, for all you’ve gotten executed for the WSAVA and our members.”

Dr Steagall stated: “I’m flattered at this superb recognition from the WSAVA. We now have all the time labored arduous collectively however the journey has additionally been such enjoyable. I’m grateful to have had such nice alternatives; to have skilled such nice collaborations and to have labored with such implausible colleagues. I thank all of them and, after all, I thank the WSAVA. What a journey!”

The WSAVA represents greater than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide by means of its 115 member associations and works to reinforce requirements of scientific take care of companion animals. Its core actions embrace the event of WSAVA International Tips in key areas of veterinary observe, together with ache administration, diet and vaccination, along with lobbying on necessary points affecting companion animal care worldwide. WSAVA World Congress brings collectively globally revered specialists to supply leading edge pondering on all features of companion animal veterinary care.


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