Video Length: 71 minutes
Dr. Sheilah Robertson gives a fantastic presentation on Anesthetic Management in Animal Shelters at the 2011 University of Florida's Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference. Dr. Robertson talks about historical and current data related to anesthetic mortality, which patients are more at risk, certain drugs or techniques implicated, and what we can do to decrease risks.
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After graduating from Glasgow University Veterinary School, Dr. Robertson spent time in mixed animal practice as a surgery resident at Bristol University before pursuing specialization in anesthesia. She holds a certificate in animal welfare and in small animal acupuncture. Her research interests include assessment of pain in cats, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of opiods in cats and the development of injectable anesthetic protocols for large scale spay and neuter programs and for feral cat trap-neuter-return initiatives. She was the recipient of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Star Award for the most downloaded paper in the past 10 years, which was on the assessment and treatment of pain in cats. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioner's (AAFP) Welfare Committee and was co-author of the AAFP/American Animal Hospital Association's Pain Management Guidelines.