Dr. Tranquilli is a professor of anesthesiology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He serves as director of pain management at the veterinary teaching hospital. Dr. Tranquilli has authored hundreds of scientific articles for referreed journals and veterinary proceedings. He is also a noted lecturer at local, regional and national veterinary meetings. He received his veterinary degree and a master?s degree from the University of Illinois. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists.