The anesthesiology and pain management department is dedicated to providing high quality anesthesia and analgesia care to large and small animal patients presented to our service by primary hospital services. Backed by current research and the best standard of care, our focus is on the overall wellbeing of each individual patient before, during and after the anesthetic period. 

We provide complete perioperative patient care for numerous small and large animal species needing specialized surgery, procedures, and diagnostics. Our dedicated team provides general anesthesia, regional and local anesthesia, as well as acute pain management to approximately 1,000 patients a year including dogs, cats and horses as well as other domesticated farm animals including goats, sheep, llamas and alpacas, cattle and pigs. We also work with exotics, zoo and wildlife species. 

The anesthesiology department is a core service within the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. In keeping with the college's educational mission, we are committed to helping fourth-year veterinary students and anesthesia residents learn and train for the best standard of care in veterinary patient anesthesia. Our board-certified anesthesiologists provide didactic lectures to students enrolled in the veterinary college. They, along with the specialized anesthesia technicians, instructs students in laboratory and clinical anesthesia education.