Effect of chronic pain, such as osteoarthritis, on behavior in patients with and without underlying anxieties; how the pain pathway is influenced, if any, by emotional disorders characterized by dysregulated noradrenaline and serotonin systems; can inflammatory mediators predict behavioral problems and/or outcomes of behavioral treatment; cognitive effects of prolonged anesthesia on geriatric patients; protective effects of dexmedetomidine and/or fatty acids on cognition.
Companion animal behavior medicine, chronic pain, emotional disorders
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DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Western University of Health Sciences, 2014
VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Westbury, NY (2014 to 2015)
Small Animal Rotating Internship
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2015 to 2016)
Small Animal Behavior Medicine Specialty Intern
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2019 to 2021)
Residency, Small Animal Behavior Medicine