LIVE: Veterinary Anesthesia and AnalgesiaBy Speaker: Dr. Andre Shih • Published: August 24th, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves
Pain management and control is a responsibility every veterinarian takes very seriously. Whether a pet is receiving X-rays or some other form of diagnostic imaging, getting surgery or suffering from some form of trauma, it most likely will receive some type of drug for pain management or stabilization. Veterinarians must determine whether anesthesia or analgesia is appropriate, and how to deliver the appropriate drugs most safely to the animal patient.Dr. Andre Shih, a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist, shares some of the ways in which this important medical discipline has evolved, and what you can expect if your pet has to undergo sedation or anesthesia for a veterinary procedure.