Jacques Ferreira

Head of Service – Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Jacques Ferreira - Head of Service – Anaesthesia & Analgesia
Jacques Ferreira BSc BVSc MSc MMEDVET(anaes) DipECVAA MRCVS Head of Service – Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Jacques graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2011.

After a period of working with academia in both south Africa and the UK, Jacques joined the team in another referral hospital in the UK in 2018. He then joined the team at Blaise as Head of Anaesthesia in 2023.

Jacques gained his European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia in 2017 and is an RCVS and European Specialist.

Previously he has presented at Vet Festival (Surrey, UK) in 2022, and at the Switzerland Veterinary Congress in 2023.

Jacques Says, “I have always enjoyed physiology and pharmacology. Anaesthesia is the clinical application of both subjects.”

Jacques clinical interests are locoregional anaesthesia and chronic pain.

In his spare time, Jacques is a keen cyclist and triathlete. He enjoys outdoor activities, such as paddleboarding, surfing and hiking. He also enjoys walking his German Shepherd, Murdoch who enjoys eating apples and chasing squirrels!

See below for Publications


“Benefits of incorporating point of care ultrasound in the anaesthetic management of a dog requiring surgical correction of traumatic zygomatic fracture causing pseudoankylosis and severe dental malocclusion.” Veterinary Record Case reports 2022 February; Vol 10, Issue 2. (Last Author)

“Preanaesthetic screening in dogs and cats.” In Practice 2020 May; Vol 42, Issue 2. 197-207. (Sole Author)

“Appraisal of the ‘penumbra effect’ using lingual pulse oximetry in anaesthetized dogs and cats.” Veterinary Anaesthesia Analgesia 2020 March; Vol 47, Issue 2, 177-182. (Co-author)

Anaesthetic management and complications of transvascular patent ductus arteriosus occlusion in dogs.” – Published in Veterinary Anaesthesia Analgesia 2020 September; 581-587. (Co-Author)

Epidural anaesthesia-analgesia in the dog and cat: considerations, technique and complications.” Companion animal – Nov 2018; Vol 23 Issue 11. (Sole Author)

“Management of life-threatening hypertension in a 12-year-old bichon fries undergoing an adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma excision.” Vet record case reports 2016; c=vetreccr-2016-000365 (First author).

“Anaesthetic induction and recovery characteristics of a diazepam-ketamine combination compared with propofol in dogs” - Published in Journal of South African Veterinary Association - 2015 Jun 1; 86 (1):1258. doi: 10.4102/jsava.v86i1.1258 (First author).

“Determination of the minimum infusion rate of propofol required to prevent purposeful movement of the extremities in response to a standardized noxious stimulus in goats” Veterinary Anaesthesia analgesia - 2015 Dec 15. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12327. [Epub ahead of print] (First author)

“Determination of the minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone during its co-administration with fentanyl at three different doses by constant rate infusion intravenously in goats” - Veterinary anaesthesia analgesia - 2015 Sept 09; DOI: 10.1111/vaa.12300 (Co-Author).

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