September 15, 2015


 Short awarded honorary degree by Helsinki University

Posted Sept. 2, 2015

​Dr. Charles E. Short was awarded the degree Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Helsinki in Finland on June 5 in appreciation of his global research and educational achievements in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management. He was one of 10 individuals awarded honorary doctorates by the university’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine this past summer. 

​Dr. Charles E. Short

Dr. Short has lectured on anesthesiology and pain management in over 40 countries and continues to work with organizations and universities worldwide. His efforts have led to the development of special educational materials on both small animal and equine anesthesia and pain management used in his lectures and provided to veterinary college faculty. 

Dr. Short is a founding charter diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists the European College of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Analgesia. He also co-founded the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

In 1958, Dr. Short received his DVM degree from Auburn University. He went on to establish the anesthesia section at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967 and at Cornell University 10 years later. Dr. Short has held the title of emeritus professor of anesthesiology and pain management at Cornell since 1999.