Diego Portela

Assistant Professor- Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
(352) 392-2229
Fax: (352) 392-8289


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Residency, Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Cornell University, 2016
  • Post-Doctorate Fellowship, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy, 2012
  • PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy, 2008
  • MV, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • James H. Yarborough award recipient, 2019, awarded by the International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, to a speaker who has created innovations in their work that hold promise for working or sporting dogs
  • Veterinary Resident Award, Resident of the Year for the Companion Animal Hospital and the Equine and Farm Animal Hospital, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Honorary Member of AAVRA- Asociación de Anestesiologia Veterinaria de la República Argentina (Association of Veterinary Anesthesiologist of Republic of Argentina)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Peripheral and neuraxial regional anesthesia
  • Respiratory monitoring during anesthesia
  • Target controlled infusion
  • Stress response to anesthesia and surgery

Recent Publications

See Publications here