Dr. Luis Gaitero, DVM, Dipl. ECVN

Luis Gaitero received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and completed a small animal rotating luisgaitero.JPGinternship in the same institution. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in a referral hospital in Barcelona. After completing his residency in Neurology and earning his board-certified diplomate status in 2007, he stayed in the Autonomous University of Barcelona as Associate Professor. He joined the Neurology Service in 2008. His research interests include neurosurgery, spinal cord trauma, neuroncology, and neuroimaging. 

Neurologic diseases, such as intervertebral disc disease, cervical spondylomyelopathy, degenerative lumbosacral stenosis, or central nervous system tumors, are certainly extremely common conditions in small animals. Despite that, there is still a lack of knowledge and general consensus about the best therapeutic approach for some of them and which factors should guided our management decisions in each particular patient. My main research goal is to advance the understanding of those diseases being able to identify key points in order to take better therapeutic decisions.


  • Rodenas S, Pumarola M, Gaitero L, Zamora A, Añor S. Magnetic resonance imaging findings in 40 dogs with histologically confirmed intracranial tumors. Vet J. 2011;187(1):85-91.
  • Negrin A, Gaitero L, Añor S. Presumptive caudal cerebellar artery infarct in a dog: clinical and MRI findings. J Small Anim Pract. 2009 Nov:50(11):615-618.
  • Gaitero L, Añor S. Cranial thoracic disc protrusions in three German Shepherd dogs. Vet J. 2008 Aug 6.
  • Gaitero L, Añor S, Fondevila D, Pumarola M. Canine cutaneous spindle cell tumours with features of peripheral nerve sheath tumours: a histopathological and immunohistochemical study. J Comp Pathol. 2008 Jul;139(1):16-23.
  • Gaitero L, Añor S, Montoliu P, Zamora A, Pumarola M. Detection of Neospora caninum tachyzoites in canine cerebrospinal fluid. J Vet Intern Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;20(2):410-4