Fernando Taboada LV CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Head of Anaesthesia Wear Referrals
Fernando will be joining Wear Referrals at the end of August to head our Anaesthesiology Department. Fernando graduated in Spain before he moved to the UK where he did an internship and then a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia at the University of Bristol. He obtained the Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia RCVS in 2007 and became a Diplomat in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2011 and achieved European Specialist Status (ECVAA).

Fernando worked as a clinical anaesthetist at Cambridge University and he was a locum anaesthetist at various referral hospitals in the UK. In 2011, he joined North Downs Specialist Referrals and set up and led the anaesthesia and analgesia service from its inception. After he left NDSR early 2015 he became a Clinical Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the University of Sydney.

In 2014 Fernando achieved RCVS Specialist Status. His areas of interest are;

• Local anaesthetics: Epidural and spinal anaesthesia, development of novel technical approaches and anaesthetic combinations, electrical and ultrasonographic nerves location, perineural and wound soaking catheters.

• Analgesia in chronic and oncological pain, including alternative analgesic therapies (e.g. acupuncture, neurolisis).

• Critical care (especially intensive care), ventilation (physiology, practical aspects, uses in anaesthesia and ICU, and equipment).