Peter Kronen

DVM, Dr. M.V., Diplomate ECVAA, Veterinary Anesthesia Services – International, Winterthur, Switzerland, Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Dr Kronen graduated from the University of Munich (Germany) after studies in Pisa (Italy) and Munich.
Thereafter he completed a Doctorial degree at the University of Pisa while working in a busy small animal referral centre in Tuscany where he developed his love for Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care. He went on to train at the Brigham and Women’s Research Centre in Boston (MA, USA) and completed his residency at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA) where he stayed on as a junior faculty member. From there he conducted research and teaching projects in Viet Nam and on Guam Island. 

He moved further west to become a lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of California (Davis, CA, USA). Coming back to Europe he worked for the University of Berne (Switzerland)and completed a Swiss Thesis as well as his European Specialty Boards.
In 2006, together with Urs Schatzmann, he founded VAS as the first internationally available Anaesthesia and Analgesia Specialty Service outside the USA. Numerous research, teaching and clinical collaborations have arisen since then, but Peter also works for the University of Zürich and is Group leader for Experimental Anaesthesia and Analgesia in the CABMM (Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine), a joint Competence Center of the ETH and the University of Zürich. 

In 2008, Peter founded VASTA, the Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians, the first and only international school that provides a degree in Anaesthesia for technicians and nurses at an intermediate level. 

Peter is also very involved in the professional organisation of Anaesthesia and Analgesia around the world as he is current President of the AVA, Member of the Board of Directors of the IVAPM, President of the IVAPM Research and Scholarship Foundation, honorary secretary of the IASP Special interest group for non-human species and member of the WSAVA’s Global Pain Council.