Physiology of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Veterinary Patients

July 2019 by Michelle Albino, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), Senior Manager of Training, ASPCA Animal Hospital

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 35:24

This workshop will describe the physiology of fear, anxiety, and stress in perioperative patients. It examines the body's response to stress and subsequent consequences. Examples of animals showing stress behavior will be presented, including non-pharmacologic ways to minimize stress in perioperative patients. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Michelle Albino, LVT, VTS

Born and raised in New York, Michelle attended SUNY Delhi for her veterinary education, and graduated in May 2003. From 2004 - 2015, she was employed full time at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan in the anesthesia and emergency departments. She has served as team leader of the anesthesia department and overseen anesthesia training and education for 5 years at the Animal Medical Center. Michelle worked alongside Dr. William Muir, gathering data for his study in fluid responsiveness via the masimo PVI for patients undergoing general anesthesia.

She became board certified in anesthesia/analgesia in the fall of 2012, and started her own business www.vetanesthesiatraining.com where she visits hospitals to help improve staff knowledge on anesthesia and pain management, offering lectures, labs, and hands-on supervision and training. Michelle currently is employed at the ASPCA animal hospital in NY, NY as senior manager of training and education. At the ASPCA, she manages the surgery department, provides in-house continuing education, creates and updates medical SOPs, provides anesthesia and pain management consults, and provides anesthesia consulting/training for ASPCA departments outside of the animal hospital.


 

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