Dr Geoffrey Truchetti

Clinical Anaesthetist

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
+61 7 338 15036


I graduated with a doctorate of veterinary science from the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France) and continued my training with a masters degree in veterinary science and a residency in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, both at Montreal University (Canada). I am a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

During the masters degree and the residency, I developed a passion for teaching. I chose to work in Qu├ębec (Canada) as a consultant in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, and collaborate with both general practices and referral centres to improve anaesthesia care, teaching both technicians and veterinarians. I enjoy all aspects of anaesthesia and analgesia, and I have a particular interest in the management of patients with cardiac or neurologic disease, risk management and team working. I developed tools to improve anaesthesia safety and efficacy. Having worked in private practices, academia and research environments, I can adapt my teaching and prepare students for the careers of their choice.

Research Interests

  • Risk assessment and management in veterinary anaesthesia
  • Neurosciences
    Evaluation of the effect of anaesthesia on brain function and long-term impact

Research Impacts

The area of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia is by nature, very collaborative.

I am very interested in developing tools and protocols that can be used by practitioners and researchers. This will include risk assessment and evaluation of management strategies in anaesthesia. It will also include developing analgesia techniques, facilitating pain management in other research projects, and helping with anaesthesia management and evaluation of the impact of anaesthesia and pain on other projects. I hope to help researchers develop protocols where anaesthesia and pain are not a bias affecting their results.


  • Diploma of American College of Veterinary Anesthes, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia