Paolo Monticelli


Head of Anaesthesia and Analgesia


Paolo is an European and RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. He graduated from the University of Torino and, following an internship in anaesthesia and emergency care at the University College of Dublin, completed his Anaesthesia training at the Royal Veterinary College, London. After working for four years in the Department of Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College, Paolo joined DWR as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2020. His particular areas of interest include loco regional anaesthesia.



Adami, C., Sanchez, F.R. and Monticelli P. (2020) Effect of insulin and fasting regimen on blood glucose concentrations of diabetic dogs during phacoemulsification. J. Am. Anim. Hosp. Assoc. 56(1):1-6.

Adami, C., Westwood-Hearn, H., Bolt, D. and Monticelli, P. (2020) Prevalence of electrolyte disturbances and perianesthetic death risk factors in 120 horses undergoing colic surgery. J. equine vet. Sci. 84:102843 doi: 10,1016/j.jeves.2019.102843.

Barale, L., Monticelli, P., Raviola, M. and Adami C. (2020) Preliminary clinical experience of low- level laser therapy for the treatment of canine osteoarthritis-associated pain: A retrospective investigation on 17 dogs. Open Vet. J. 10(1): 116-119.

Foster,A., McSloy, A. and Monticelli, P. (2020) Ultrasound-guided psoas compartment and sciatic nerve blocks for pain management of hind limb procedures in the alpaca (Vicugna pacos). Open Vet. J. doi: 10.4314/ovj.v10i2.1.

Monticelli, P. and Adami, C. (2020) Response to: ‘Are gastric contents usually regarded as sterile?’ Equine vet. Educ. 32(5): 279.

Ronaldson, H.L., Monticelli, P., Cuff, A., Krijin, M., d’Ovidio, D. and Adami, C. (2020) Anaesthesia and anaesthetic-related complications of eight elegant-crested tinamous (Eudromia elegans) undergoing experimental surgery. J. avian Med. Surg. 34(1); 17-25.

Ronaldson, H.L., Monticelli, P., Smith, R. and Adami, C. (2020) Acute life-threatening laryngeal dysfunction in a draft horse recovering from general anesthesia: a case report. J. equine vet. Sci. doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103109.

Adami, C., Lardone, E. and Monticelli, P. (2019) Inter-rater and inter-device reliability of mechanical thresholds measurement with the Electronic von Frey Anaesthesiometer and the SMALGO in healthy cats. J. feline Med. Surg. 21(10): 979-984.

Adami, C., Monticelli, P. and d’Ovidio, D. (2019) Challenges encountered while attempting anaesthesia of giant African snails (Acathina fulica). Vet. Anaesth. Analg. 46(5): 713 -715.

Adami, C., Sanchez, R. and Monticelli, P. (2019) Use of atracurium and its reversal with neostigmine in 14 pet rabbits undergoing ophthalmic surgery: a retrospective study. Vet. Rec. 184 (14): 443.

Cuff, A., Krijn, M., Allen, V., Adami, C., Monticelli, P., Pelligand, L. and Hutchinson, J. (2019) Relating neuromuscular control to functional anatomy of limb muscles in extant archosaurs. J. Morphol. 280 (5): 666-680.

d’Ovidio, D., Monticelli, P., Santoro, M. and Adami, C. (2019) Immersion anaesthesia with ethanol in African giant land snails (Acathina fulica). Heliyon; 25;5(4): e01546.

Mendina Serra, R., Palacios Jimenez, C., Monticelli, P., Plested, M., Viscasillas, J. (2019) Assessment of an ultrasound-guided technique for catheterization of the caudal thoracic paravertebral space in dog cadavers. Open vet. J. 9(3) ; 230-237.

Monticelli, P., Ronaldson, H.L., Hutchinson, J., Cuff, A., d’Ovidio, D. and Adami, C. (2019) Medetomidine–ketamine–sevoflurane anaesthesia in juvenile Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) undergoing experimental surgery. Vet. Anaesth. Analg.  46(1): 84-89.

Monticelli, P., Dawson, C. and Adami, C. (2018) Life-threatening hyperkalemia in a diabetic dog undergoing anaesthesia for elective phacoemulsification. Vet. Anaesth. Analg. 45(6): 881-882.

d’Ovidio, D., Marino, F., Noviello, E., Lanaro, E., Monticelli, P. and Adami, C. (2018) Sedative effects of intramuscular alfaxalone in pet guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). Vet. Anaesth. Analg. 45(2):183-189.