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Apostolos D. Galatos


Animal Surgery & Anaesthesia


Research interests

• Gastro-oesophageal reflux during anaesthesia • Impact of music on anaesthesia and analgesia • Suturing techniques and healing process of surgical wounds • Use of anaesthetics in fish and effects on the immune system and growth


Curriculum vitae

A.D. Galatos was born in 1963 in Thessaloniki. He received his veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1987. After completing a residency in Animal Anaesthesia and Surgery, he started his PhD research in the subject of gastro-oesophageal reflux during anaesthesia in the dog at the same Faculty. He received his PhD degree in 1992 and became Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia and, also, European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 1997.

He became Assistant Professor of Animal Surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Thessaly in 1997, Associate Professor of Animal Anaesthesia and Surgery in 2008 and Rrofessor in 2016. Since 1998 he is Head of the Department of Surgery. He was Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty during 1998-2000 and Vice Dean during 2018-2020 and member of the University's Senate during the same periods.

His main undergraduate courses are anaesthesia, intensive care, ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery, and diagnostic imaging.

He is/was the supervisor of more than 50 post-graduate interns, supervisor of 8 PhD theses (7 have been completed) and member of the advisory committee of 6 PhD theses. He has served as a reviewer for 21 scientific journals and is member of the editorial Board of two of them. He has participated in 113 international and national scientific meetings, where he presented 102 oral communications and posters, and is the author of 78 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international journals (citations: 1132, h-index:16, i10-index:25).

Full curriculum vitae



  • General surgery and Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Clinical practice in anaesthesia, surgery and diagnostic imaging I
  • Clinical practice in anaesthesia, surgery and diagnostic imaging II

Selected Publications

1. Gastro-oesophageal reflux during anaesthesia in the dog: the effect of preoperative fasting and premedication. AD Galatos, D Raptopoulos. Veterinary Record, 137: 479-483, 1995.
2. Efficacy of 2-phenoxyethanol as an anaesthetic for two size classes of white sea bream, Diplodus sargus L., and sharp snout sea bream, Diplodus puntazzo C. H. Tsantilas, AD Galatos, F Athanassopoulou, NN Prassinos, K Kousoulaki. Aquaculture, 253: 64-70, 2006.
3. Gastro-oesophageal reflux during anaesthesia in the kitten: comparison between use of a laryngeal mask airway or an endotracheal tube. AI Sideri, AD Galatos, G Kazakos, PG Gouletsou. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 36: 547-554, 2009
4. Anesthesia and analgesia in sheep and goats. AD Galatos. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Food Animal Practice, 27: 47-59, 2011
5. The effect of butorphanol on the incidence of dexmedetomidine-induced emesis in cats. AI Papastefanou AD Galatos, E Pappa, AG Lymperis, P Kostoulas. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 42: 608-613, 2015.