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Kitten Pain Assessment

The following video is an excerpt from Small Animal Anesthesia Techniques by Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune, published 2014 (First Edition) by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. which provides a quick reference to protocols for anesthetizing canine, feline, and exotic animal patients in veterinary practice. This portable companion provides complete information on anesthetic procedures, from the basics of pharmacology, physiology, and equipment to handling challenging procedures and the compromised patient. A companion website features videos, images, and worksheets for calculations.

The book offers an overview of the anesthetic process, with tips on how to anticipate and avoid complications, with example protocols for specific patients. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians will find this how-to guide to providing anesthesia to be an ideal resource for fast access to drug dosages, anesthesia protocols, and special considerations for specific procedures.

Reviews for Small Animal Anesthesia Techniques:

"...it is an original touch that needs to be applauded - I hope other manuals and books start copying it!"

(European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, 1 May 2015)

"Overall, this small book is an economical reference that should be in the library of any small animal practice."

(Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 September 2014)

About the Authors/Editors:

Carolyn M. McKune, DVM, DACVAA

Carolyn received her DVM from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After a year of private practice, Carolyn returned to the academic setting at Washington State University, instructing students on common soft tissue procedures. The need for structured perioperative analgesia incited Carolyn to learn more; she went on to complete an internship at Washington State University and a residency in Anesthesia and Critical Patient Care at UC Davis. In 2009, she became a boarded Diplomate of the American College of Anesthesia and Analgesia.

 

After spending three years as anesthesia faculty at the University of Florida, Carolyn owned her own independent veterinary anesthesia consultancy, Mythos Veterinary LLC. That experience provided her the opportunity to work at universities and veterinary centers all over the globe. Currently, Carolyn is the Chief Anesthesiologist for Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Partner, and Medical Director of Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Gainesville, Fl.

Amanda Shelby, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Amanda Shelby is an anesthesia nurse at IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana and Anesthesia Solutions Coordinator for Jurox Animal Health, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri. Formerly, a clinical specialist at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, adjunctive faculty at Baton
Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and veterinary anesthesia nurse at University of Florida’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.