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Mila Freire-Gonzalez, Veterinarian


PhD candidate

Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program

Cell Biology Concentration area





Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), 2001

Research Fellowship in the Surgery Department, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), 2002-2005

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Ohio State University, 2007

Research Fellowship in Feline Osteoarthritis at the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory, 2008

Small Animal Surgery Residency at the North Carolina State University, 2008-2011


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal, 2013

Research interest

Studies of the neurobiological signature of Central Sensitization

Evaluation of Central Sensitization by Quantitative Sensory testing in dogs with painful osteoarthritis

Feline Degenerative Joint Disease

Selected publications

Charlton AN, Benito J, Simpson W, Freire M, Lascelles BDX. Evaluation of the Clinical Use of Tepoxalin and Meloxicam in Cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2013 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23349526

Freire M,Robertson I,Bondell HD,Brown J,Hash J,Pease AP,Lascelles BD. Radiographic evaluation of feline appendicular degenerative joint disease versus macroscopic appearance of articular cartilage. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 2011;52(3):239-47.

Lascelles BD, Freire M, Roe SC, DePuy V, Smith E, Marcellin-Little DJ. Evaluation of functional outcome after BFX total hip replacement using a pressure sensitive walkway. Vet Surg. 2010;39(1):71-7.

Lascelles BD,Henry JB 3rd,Brown J,Robertson I,Sumrell AT,Simpson W,Wheeler S,Hansen BD,Zamprogno H,Freire M,Pease A.B. Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg. 2010;39(5):535-44.

Freire M, Brown J, Robertson ID, Pease AP, Hash J, Hunter S, Simpson W, Thomson Sumrell A, Lascelles BD. Meniscal Mineralization Domestic Cats. Vet Surg. 2010;39(5):545-52.

Benito-de-la-Víbora J,Lascelles BD,García-Fernández P,Freire M,de Segura IA. Efficacy of tolfenamic acid and meloxicam in the control of postoperative pain following ovariohysterectomy in the cat. Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2008;35:501-510.