Use of Dexmedetomidine

July 2013 by Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVA, CCRP, CVA

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 62 minutes

This presentation, by Dr. Andrea Looney of Cornell University's Hospital for Animals, discusses the pharmacology, clinical presentation and nuanced usage of several injectable anesthesia regimes utilizing the drug dexmedetomidine. Protocols of interest from within the literature of the last few years will be reviewed. The talk was given at the 2013 ASPCA/Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference.

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About Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVA, CCRP, CVA

Dr. Andrea Looney has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1996, and specializes in pain management, palliative care and rehabilitation. She received her DVM from Cornell in 1989 and completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Cornell. She worked as a veterinary anesthesiologist at Angell/MSPCA Animal Medical Center in Boston and clinical assistant professor at Tufts University. She serves as an instructor in anesthesiology and community practice at Cornell, and is certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology. She holds a joint appointment with Upstate Veterinary Specialties in Albany, New York.


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