Dr. João Henrique N. Soares has joined the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

Soares comes to the college from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was a staff veterinarian in anesthesiology. He was previously an anesthesia and critical patient care resident at the same university. 

Soares has also held several positions at universities in Brazil, including adjunct master professor of anesthesiology and pharmacology at the University of Rio Grande, veterinary anesthesiology fellowship researcher at Fluminense Federal University, and veterinary anesthetist for a biomedical engineering laboratory at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

After earning veterinary degrees from Fluminense Federal University, Soares completed a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Written by Michael Sutphin.