Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Our Services

The anesthesia and perioperative pain management service at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) of The Ohio State University provides comprehensive anesthetic and pain management for all species with concentration on the common domestic species.

Service Highlights

  • Board certified anesthesiologists
  • Skilled registered veterinary technicians
  • Anesthesia and pain management for domestic and many exotic species.
  • State-of-the-art monitoring and anesthetic delivery systems

Appointments & Office Hours

Office hours

  • 24-hour support to Ohio State VMC patients
  • Consultations for veterinarians only:
    • (614) 292-3551 (companion animal)
    • (614) 292-6661 (equine and farm animal)

What to Expect

The anesthesia service provides anesthesia and pain management for patients of the veterinary teaching hospital. A team consisting of a board certified anesthesiologist, anesthesia resident, registered veterinary technician, and a senior veterinary student develop individualized anesthetic plans for each patient. The senior student under direct supervision will administer anesthesia and monitor an individual patient throughout the anesthetic episode.

Special Equipment & Technology

  • Sevoflurane and isoflurane inhalation anesthesia
  • ECG, pulse oximetry, capnometry, invasive and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring
  • Neuromuscular blockade
  • Epidural analgesia, regional nerve blocks,
  • Perioperative pain management protocols
  • Ventilator support
  • Blood gas analysis 

 

Clinicians

Richard Bednarski, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA
Professor
Phillip Lerche, BVSC, PhD, Diplomate ACVAA
Associate Professor – Clinical

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Amanda Cardenas, RVT
Large Animal
Heather Cruea, RVT
Small Animal
Theresa Hand, RVT, Program Coordinator
Small Animal
Devin Heilman, RVT
Large Animal
Kathleen Bailey, RVT
Small Animal
Gladys Karpa, RVT
Small Animal
Carl O'Brien, RVT, Program Coordinator
Large Animal
Robyn Victorine, RVT
Small Animal
Dan Wallon, RVT
Small Animal
Stephanie Hissey, RVT
Small Animal

Residents

Stephanie Dooley, DVM, 2014-2017
2014-2017
Cameron Reid, DVM 2016-2019
2016-2019