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Eduard José Cunilleras received his Veterinary Sciences degree from the “Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona” (UAB) in 1997. He was awarded a “la Caixa” Foundation 2-year scholarship for postgraduate studies and joined the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at The Ohio State University, where he completed a 1 year Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery (1998) and a 3 year Residency program in Equine Internal Medicine. He became “Diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine (subspecialty Large Animal Internal Medicine) in 2001. He undertook a PhD program in Veterinary Medicine, involving carbohydrate metabolism in exercising horses, being awarded his PhD degree in 2004. His postdoctoral studies were pursued at “The Animal Health Trust” in Newmarket, UK, where he joined the Equine Sports Medicine and Cardiorespiratory team lead by Dr. Lesley Young and Dr. Dave Marlin. In early 2006, Dr. José Cunilleras went on to develop his professional career as specialist in equine internal medicine at a private equine veterinary hospital (Donnington Grove Veterinary Group, Newbury, UK), and in early 2007 moved to Cliffe Equine Vets, Lewes, UK). In late 2008, he joined the Dept. of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the UAB as Assistant Professor (“Profesor Lector”) in Equine Medicine. In 2014, Dr. José Cunilleras became Associate Professor (“Profesor Titular”) in Equine Medicine at the UAB.

With regard to research, he has a diverse scientific profile focused in two areas: equine internal medicine and infectious diseases, specifically inflammatory and coagulation disorders and infectious bacterial and viral conditions; and equine and comparative sports medicine, more specifically carbohydrate and lipid metabolism during exercise and fluid and electrolyte disorders. He is currently a member of the “Infectious and inflammatory diseases of companion animals” research group recognized by AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya. His research output has resulted in over 60 peer- reviewed research articles, most of them in journals of the top quarter within the Veterinary Sciences area, such as Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Equine Veterinary Journal, Journal of Applied Physiology, etc. He has contributed with 8 bookchapters in renowned textbooks: Equine Internal Medicine (Reed, Bayly & Sellon), Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery (Hinchcliff, Kaneps & Geor) and Five-minute Veterinary Consult: Equine (Lavoie). He has presented over 80 abstract and posters at national and international conferences, and has been invited to lecture at 8 national and international conferences (Congress of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Congreso Iberoamericano de Asociaciones de Veterinarios Especialistas en Équidos etc). He has participated in 7 publicly and privately funded research projects and 5 research contracts.

General quality indicators of scientific research

Number of six-year terms of research activities:

- “Sexenio investigación” awarded by “AQU Catalunya”, period of 2013-2018

- “Sexenio investigación” awarded by “AQU Catalunya”, period of 2007-2012

- “Sexenio investigación” awarded by “AQU Catalunya”, period of 2000-2005


Doctoral thesis supervised:

- PhD student: Carlota Cesarini Latorre. Title: Diagnosis and prognosis of coagulopathies in horses with colic. Director: Eduard José Cunilleras. Score: Excellent, Cum Laude. Date of PhD defense: 25/11/2013

- PhD student: Judit Viu Mella. Title: Acid-Base imbalances in newborn foals and adult horses assessed by the quantitative approach. Director: Eduard José Cunilleras. Score: Excellent, Cum Laude. Date of PhD defense: 25/11/2013

- PhD student: Cristobal Navas de Solís. Title: Studies in equine cardiology. Director: Eduard José Cunilleras. Score: Excellent. Date of PhD defense: 4/12/2013


Bibliometric indicators of research productivity: data obtained from “Scopus”
• Total citations last 5 years (2017 to 2021): 309 citations
• Average citations/year; last 5 years: 62 citations/year
• Average citations per item: 18.2
• H-index: 18

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Ohio State University

Award Date: 1 Aug 2004

Postgraduate, Diplomate in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

1 Jul 19981 Jul 2001

Award Date: 1 Jul 2001

Degree, Veterinary Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

15 Sept 199215 Jul 1997

Award Date: 15 Jul 1997

External positions

Veterinari d'èquids, Cliffe Veterinary Group

1 Feb 200730 Jul 2008

Veterinari d'èquids, Donnington Grove Veterinary Group

1 Jul 200630 Dec 2006

Veterinari d'èquids, Bishop's Stortford Veterinary Hospital

1 Jan 20061 Jul 2006

Veterinari i Investigador en Medicina Cardiorespiratoria Equina, Animal Health Trust

1 Oct 200430 Dec 2005


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