Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
He earned his DVM degree and graduated with Honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He obtained a MVSc degree in Clinical Pharmacology (with First Class Honors) and a PhD in Veterinary Sciences from Massey University, New Zealand. He gained postdoctoral experience in the area of neurosciences at the Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada. He was an Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico and he is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis. His main area of research is on the pharmacology of pain and ways in which pain could be managed more effectively in large animals.
My research focuses on the pharmacology of pain. I am particularly interested in investigating therapeutic options that could be used to control pain in large domestic animal species. Large animals, and food-producing animals in particular, have received very little attention when it comes to assessing and treating pain. Therefore, work carried out in this area can have very important clinical implications, which ultimately may improve the welfare of these animals. To date, I have worked with classic analgesic drugs such as opioids, α2 agonists, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics, and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists. Also, I am interested in finding synergistic analgesic combinations that could be used to treat pain more effectively at the same time that reduce the likelihood of inducing adverse effects and having drug residues.