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Ludovica Chiavaccini, DVM, DES MS, DACVAA, Clinical Associate Professor in Anaesthesiology

Ludovica Chiavaccini, an ACVAA board-certified anesthesiologist, graduated from the University of Pisa in 2003, holding a veterinary acupuncture certification in 2004. After several years of equine veterinary practice, she earned a Master's at Colorado State University (2010) and completed a veterinary anesthesia and analgesia residency at Mississippi State University. A Diplomate since 2015, Ludovica was Assistant Professor in Clinical Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania (2016-2018). She was then part of the anesthesia team at North Carolina State University for a few years, before joining the University of Florida as Associate Clinical Professor in Anesthesia and Pain Management in 2021.

Lodovica’s influence extends beyond academia; she's an Associate Editor for Elsevier Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (2018), at-Large BOD member for North America Veterinary Anesthesia Society from January 2024, and an instructor for Narkovet Consulting® LLC since 2016. Additionally, she serves as a consultant in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia for VCA since 2018. Her research interests focus on understanding pain mechanisms in animals and novel techniques of loco-regional anesthesia.