The President’s award is intended to recognize an ACVAA Diplomate for outstanding service in advancing the ACVAA through leadership, service, or outreach. This year the ACVAA recognizes Dr. William Tranquilli
Dr. Bill Tranquilli received his DVM in 1977 at the University of Illinois where he did his anesthesia residency from 1979-82 and in 1983 became an anesthesia faculty member until retirement in 2006. Dr.Tranquilli has trained numerous residents and advised numerous research post-graduates. He has published over 100 scientific papers that include distribution of blood flow in large animals and the role of alpha -2 agonists in clinical anesthesia. The now common use of ‘Triple drip ‘ can be attributed to Dr. Tranquilli’s work.
Dr. Tranquilli led the work as editor on the publications of 3 new editions of Lumb & Jones’ Veterinary Anesthesia Analgesia, the defining textbook of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Dr. Tranquilli’s outreach efforts for continuing education in anesthesia and pain management are numerous and continues to make a huge impact on the practice and quality of veterinary anesthesia and on the value of ACVAA Diplomates. The Companion Animal Consortium funded by Pfizer in 2001, the creation of the Academy of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), and the ACVAA Endorsement of CE Certificates all can be credited to Dr Tranquilli’s work. Last and not least is his advocation to help bring the North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society ( NAVAS) into fruition. The NAVAS brings ACVAA diplomates, veterinarians and technicians, industry and corporate practice groups together as a dedicated Veterinary Anesthesia community.
Thank you Dr. Tranquilli for your service to the ACVAA!