Dr Emma J Love

B.V.M.S(Glas.), PhD, DiplECVAA, DVA

  • BS40 5DU

  • BS40 5DU

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

My interest in pain in animals led to my PhD, "Advances in the objective evaluation of pain and analgesic efficacy in horses", which I completed in 2009. This involved the refinement of methods of nociceptive threshold testing originally developed by the anaesthesia / analgesia research team (led by Prof Waterman-Pearson) for use in horses and the investigation of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of buprenorphine in this species. I also developed ethograms to try to determine behaviours potentially associated with pain following castration and this behaviour based work led to post-PhD work on the facial expression of pain in horses funded by the BVA, Animal Welfare Foundation, Norman Hayward Fund.



I provide lectures and practical sessions for vets and nurses undertaking continuing professional development. Subjects include pain in all domestic species and clinical anaesthesia.

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Research Output

  • 21 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 10 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 2 Review article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Chapter in a book

The effect of neuraxial morphine on postoperative pain in dogs after extrahepatic portosystemic shunt attenuation

Dancker, C., MacFarlane, P. D. & Love, E. J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 47, 1, p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Management of massive blood loss in a dog under general anaesthesia during a sternotomy

    Le Chevallier, D. & Love, E., Jan 2019, In : UK Vet - Companion Animal. 24, 1, p. 8-13 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 135 Downloads (Pure)

    Perioperative pain management in horses

    Mcfadzean, W. & Love, E., 1 Jul 2019, In : Equine Veterinary Education. 31, 7, p. 374-383 10 p., 10.1111/eve12880.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    505 Downloads (Pure)