The team of highly trained and experienced individuals in the Anesthesia and Pain Management Service are responsible for the provision and supervision of anesthesia and pain management support to all Specialty Services within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics. The team is composed of two assistant professors, one clinical instructor, an anesthesia intern, five veterinary technicians, and one veterinary technician assistant.
The Anesthesia and Pain Management Service employs state-of-the-art equipment in the delivery of anesthesia. Direct or indirect arterial blood pressure measurement, pulse oximetry, capnometry, patient-side blood gas analysis, anesthetic gas monitoring, electrocardiography, and lithium dilution cardiac output monitoring are some of the available monitoring modalities.
The combination of the knowledge provided by our team of highly skilled individuals and the use of state-of-the-art monitoring equipment used at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine ensures the best possible care during any diagnostic procedure, including consultation for sedation and pain management, or therapeutic regimen that requires the administration of general anesthesia.
Anderson Favaro da Cunha, DVM, MS, DACVA, Assistant Professor
Patricia Queiroz, DVM, MS, Assistant Professor
Sharon Canaani, DVM, Anesthesia Intern
Veterinary Technician Anesthetists:
Nicole Fitzgerald, Technician Supervisor, Anesthesia Certified Technician
John Ladner, small and large animals
Amanda Shelby, Anesthesia Certified Technician
Jill Souvestre, small and large animals
Harvey Westbrook, small animals