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image 5Graeme M. Doodnaught B.Sc. (Hons.), BVM&S, M.Sc., DÉS, MRCVS, DACVAA, Assistant Professor
Board Certified Specialist in VetErinary Anesthesia and Analgesia


Dr. Graeme Doodnaught received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph. Then his Veterinary degree from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (Edinburgh, Scotland) and completed an equine internship at Milton Equine Hospital (Campbellville, Ontario, Canada). Then after working in mixed animal practice he went to the University of Montreal. There he completed his Master of Science in Feline Acute Pain and Opioid Pharmacology followed by a Residency in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Dr. Doodnaught is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois and a Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Currently, his research interests include acute pain in companion animals and enhancing perioperative patient management. He has a clinical interest in ultrasound-guided locoregional blocks and other opioid-sparing techniques.


Brad Simon 4x5Bradley T. Simon DVM, MSc, DACVAA

Texas AM

Dr. Bradley Simon received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following his residency, Dr. Simon received his Master of Science degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in feline analgesia and opioid pharmacology. Currently, he is a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
He has written 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributor to two books on feline anesthesia and analgesia with an additional in preparation. His most notable research focuses on the effects of aging on opioid analgesia, opioid-opioid  interactions (ie hydromorphone and butorphanol combinations) and their effects on thermal antinociception, ultra-low dose dexmedetomidine infusions in cats, and the utility of acupuncture and pharmacopuncture in small animal practice. He has also published several impactful reviews on the present and future of opioid analgesics and on the lack of analgesic use (oligoanalgesia) in small animal practice. Dr. Simon is a national and international lecturer and has presented at the International Conference on Opioids at Harvard University, World Small Animal Veterinary Association Conference in Colombia, World Congress of Veterinary Anesthesia in Italy, and Congreso Veterinario in Mexico. As an invited speaker, Dr. Simon hopes to continue his path of spreading knowledge about pain management to the veterinary profession and general public.