Mr Miguel Gozalo Marcilla

Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Analgesia


Miguel graduated from the University of León (Spain) in 2004. He undertook a 1-year internship in the equine referral Hospital Veterinario Sierra de Madrid in Madrid Spain, where he started to show an interest in equine anaesthesia, joining the staff for one more year.

From 2007 to 2014 Miguel moved to the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he got his Diploma by the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). Furthermore, he is Doctor of Veterinary Science with his PhD “Dexmedetomidine for balanced anaesthesia in horses. In his dissertation, he studied in depth the use of constant rate infusions (CRIs) of alpha-2 agonists in anaesthetized horses.

After that, he went to the São Paulo State University (UNESP) of Botucatu, Brazil, were he continued with this research work in horses with a post-doctoral position from 2015 to 2018. He and this team evaluated the sedative and antinociceptive effects of different combinations of the alpha-2 agonist detomidine and the opioid methadone, analysing their pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics properties, including further modelling which allowed simulation and development of CRIs for standing sedation in horses. This work was performed in collaboration with other institutions like The Royal Veterinary College in London (RVC), and the University of Ghent, Belgium.

Miguel has  joined the Department of Anaesthesia of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in September 2018, with special interests in clinical equine anaesthesia, teaching and research about pain management.