Large Animal Anesthesia

About the Service

The Large Animal Anesthesia Service specializes in anesthetic management and pain management for all large animal species including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and pigs. The service provides detailed animal evaluations prior to anesthesia, and comprehensive anesthetic management and monitoring during anesthesia. The goal of the Large Animal Anesthesia Service is to provide animals with excellent patient care and to provide their owners with compassionate, exceptional service.

What We Do

The Large Animal Anesthesia Service provides 24-hour, 7-days a week service for all elective and emergency cases that require general anesthesia. In addition to providing service for surgical patients, the service also provides anesthesia for animals undergoing diagnostic procedures, such as radiography (x-ray), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as animals that require radiation therapy (linear accelerator). Prior to anesthesia, all patients undergo careful pre-anesthetic evaluation including physical examinations and blood work analysis. State-of-the-art anesthesia machines, monitoring equipment, and accessories are used to ensure successful anesthesia and complete recovery of the patients after surgery. During anesthesia, patients’ vital signs including electrocardiogram, arterial blood pressures, ventilation, oxygenation, and body temperature are monitored closely and continuously until they recover completely from anesthesia and return to the stall.

The Large Animal Anesthesia Service is composed of one board certified anesthesiologist with nearly 30 years of experience, one clinical lecturer with 13 years of experience, and a well-trained, dedicated anesthesia support staff.

Meet the Team

Veterinary Support Staff 

Katie Ray, LVT