Anesthesia for the Senior Patient

October 2015 by Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 42 minutes

In this seminar, Dr. Emily McCobb discusses the physiology of aging and how the pharmacology of anesthetic agents is changed in the aging patient. The clinical impacts of the aging process on anesthesia are emphasized along with a process for assessing the risk of an individual patient. Tips for what to do and not do in managing these patients are included. This is a presentation from the 2015 ASPCA-Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference at Cornell University.

About Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Dr. McCobb is a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist and diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She is also the Assistant Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Director of the Shelter Medicine program. Emily's professional interests include pain management and stress reduction for confined animals.




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