Anesthesiology Services

Anesthesia and Pain Management

The Anesthesia service offers 24 hour a day support to all patients requiring anesthesia and pain management at the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. Besides clinical teaching, our boarded anesthesiologists have special interests including injectable anesthesia and pain management research, equine anesthesia and anesthetic recovery, and pain management with exotic animals.

We have one anesthesia resident (a veterinarian in training to become specialized and boarded in the area of anesthesia and pain management) who directly assists with patient care. In addition to our great faculty and resident, we have ten registered veterinary nurses who specialize in anesthetic care for patients of all species.

The anesthesia and pain management team will review your pet’s medical records, perform a physical examination and plan a specific anesthetic and pain management plan to meet the needs of your pet. We provide injectable and/or inhalant general anesthesia, regional anesthesia (example - epidurals) and local anesthesia (example - peripheral nerve blocks). We utilize monitoring equipment with ECG, invasive and non-invasive blood pressure, pulse oximetry, capnometry, temperature, oxygen measurement and agent gas detection capabilities. State of the art anesthesia machines and ventilators are available for both large and small animal.

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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