Dr Vettorato is an EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Honorary Associate Professor Nottingham University.

He graduated from the Veterinary University of Padua, Italy in 2003.  At the same University he completed a PhD in 2007 before moving to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh where he started a three-year residency program in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

In 2008, he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. In February 2010, he moved to Dick White Referrals where is currently working as Consultant Anaesthetist. 

In December 2010 he became European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia and from January 2011 Honorary Associate Professor in Veterinary Anaesthesia at Nottingham University. 

From January 2012 Dr Vettorato also started working as Consultant Anaesthetist at the Newmarket Equine Hospital and in 2015 he became a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia.

Dr Vettorato is member of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists, author of several international publications and speaker for several veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia courses. 

His main interests are pain management, loco-regional anaesthetic techniques and evaluation of quality of recovery in horses.

Published Papers

  • Comparison between intravenous lidocaine and fentanyl on cough reflex and sympathetic response during endotracheal intubation in dogs. Bravo VR, Palomba N, Corletto F, Willis R, Vettorato E. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2020 Apr 21:S1467-2987(20)30077-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.11.009. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32439239.
  • Nociception after extradural injection of sterile distilled water in anaesthetized dogs and cats. Santoro F, Vettorato E, Grados FM, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2020 Apr 25:S1467-2987(20)30084-2. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.04.005. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32430190 No abstract available.
  • Sevoflurane with opioid or dexmedetomidine infusions in dogs undergoing intracranial surgery: a retrospective observational study. Marquez-Grados F, Vettorato E, Corletto F. J Vet Sci. 2020 Jan;21(1):e8. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2020.21.e8. PMID: 31940687 Free PMC article.
  • Peripheral nerve block versus systemic analgesia in dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy: Analgesic efficacy and pharmacoeconomics comparison. Palomba N, Vettorato E, De Gennaro C, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2020 Jan;47(1):119-128. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.08.046. Epub 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31806432.
  • Linear magnetic resonance imaging measurements of the hippocampal formation differ in young versus old dogs. Gardini A, Taeymans O, Cherubini GB, de Stefani A, Targett M, Vettorato E. Vet Rec. 2019 Sep 14;185(10):306. doi: 10.1136/vr.105243. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31308154 Free PMC article.
  • Epidural steroid and local anaesthetic injection for treating pain caused by coccygeal intervertebral disc protrusion in a dog. Aprea F, Vettorato E. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2019 Sep;46(5):707-708. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 Jun 8. PMID: 31277937 No abstract available.
  • A retrospective comparison of two analgesic strategies after uncomplicated tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in dogs. Bini G, Vettorato E, De Gennaro C, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2018 Jul;45(4):557-565. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2017.11.005. Epub 2018 Feb 7. PMID: 29853415.
  • A case of postanaesthetic recurarization because of residual atracurium in the intravenous fluid line in a dog. De Gennaro C, Vettorato E, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2018 May;45(3):397-399. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Oct 3. PMID: 29428300 No abstract available.
  • Severe upper airway obstruction following bilateral ventral bulla osteotomy in a cat. De Gennaro C, Vettorato E, Corletto F. Can Vet J. 2017 Dec;58(12):1313-1316. PMID: 29203943 Free PMC article.
  • Comparison of intramuscular butorphanol and buprenorphine combined with dexmedetomidine for sedation in cats. Bhalla RJ, Trimble TA, Leece EA, Vettorato E. J Feline Med Surg. 2018 Apr;20(4):325-331. doi: 10.1177/1098612X17709612. Epub 2017 May 26. PMID: 28548551 Clinical Trial.
  • Ultrasound-guided placement of an epidural catheter for repeated brachial plexus drug administration in a dog. Vettorato E, Taeymans O. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2017 Mar;44(2):380-381. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2016.02.002. Epub 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28259427 No abstract available.
  • Hiccup-Like Response in a Dog Anesthetized with Isoflurane. Vettorato E, Corletto F. Case Rep Vet Med. 2016 Jun 15;2016:8127496. doi: 10.1155/2016/8127496. eCollection 2016. PMID: 29955424 Free PMC article.
  • Retrospective assessment of peripheral nerve block techniques used in cats undergoing hindlimb orthopaedic surgery. Vettorato E, Corletto F. J Feline Med Surg. 2016 Oct;18(10):826-33. doi: 10.1177/1098612X15598185. Epub 2015 Aug 3. PMID: 26239941.
  • Creation of an ovine model of progressive structural lordo-scoliosis using a unilateral laminar tether. Burke JG, Vettorato E, Schöffmann G, Clutton RE, Drew TS, Gibson JN. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jul;24(7):1382-90. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3609-z. Epub 2014 Oct 16.
  • Modulation of spinal shape with growth following implantation of a novel surgical implant. Burke JG, Vettorato E, Schöffmann G, Clutton RE, Drew TS, Gibson JN. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jul;24(7):1522-32. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3610-6. Epub 2014 Oct 11. PMID: 25304648.
  • Chronotropic effect of propofol or alfaxalone following fentanyl administration in healthy dogs. Okushima S, Vettorato E, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2015 Jan;42(1):88-92. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12166. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PMID: 24735086 Clinical Trial.
  • The perioperative care of lambs and ewes when the former undergo major experimental (scoliotic) surgery. Clutton RE, Vettorato E, Schoeffman G, Docherty J, Burke J, Gibson AJ. Lab Anim. 2014 Jan;48(1):27-35. doi: 10.1177/0023677213498718. Epub 2013 Aug 12. PMID: 23940124.
  • Prolonged intravenous infusion of alfaxalone in a cat. Vettorato E. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013 Sep;40(5):551-2. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12044. Epub 2013 Apr 24. PMID: 23611452 No abstract available.
  • Effect of extradurally administered morphine on postoperative analgesia in dogs undergoing surgery for thoracolumbar intervertebral disk extrusion. Aprea F, Cherubini GB, Palus V, Vettorato E, Corletto F. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Sep 15;241(6):754-9. doi: 10.2460/javma.241.6.754. PMID: 22947158 Clinical Trial.
  • Clinical effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane in lambs. Vettorato E, Schöffmann G, Burke JG, Gibson AJ, Clutton ER. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2012 Sep;39(5):495-502. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00718.x. Epub 2012 Apr 24. PMID: 22524433 Clinical Trial.
  • The effects of age, isoflurane and sevoflurane on atracurium in lambs. Schöffmann G, Vettorato E, Burke JG, Gibson AJ, Clutton ER. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2012 May;39(3):256-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00705.x. Epub 2012 Mar 15. PMID: 22420325 Clinical Trial.
  • Severe cardiovascular depression in a cat following a mandibular nerve block with bupivacaine. Aprea F, Vettorato E, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Nov;38(6):614-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00654.x. PMID: 21988818.
  • Gabapentin as part of multi-modal analgesia in two cats suffering multiple injuries. Vettorato E, Corletto F. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Sep;38(5):518-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00638.x. PMID: 21831060 No abstract available.
  • Postoperative complications in a lamb after major surgery. Vettorato E, Schoeffmann G, Beard P, Clutton RE. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Jan;38(1):63-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2010.00578.x. PMID: 21214711.
  • Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of intravenous and extradural tramadol in dogs. Vettorato E, Zonca A, Isola M, Villa R, Gallo M, Ravasio G, Beccaglia M, Montesissa C, Cagnardi P. Vet J. 2010 Mar;183(3):310-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.11.002. Epub 2009 Jan 12. PMID: 19138866.

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