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 


  • Gianluca Bini, DVM, Assistant Professor-Clinical 
  • Phillip Lerche, BVSc, PhD, DACVAA, Professor-Clinical, Section Head
  • Carolina Ricco Pereira, DVM, MS, DACVAA, Associate Professor


  • Kaitie Ban, DVM
  • Kathrin O'Donovan, DVM

Anesthesiology Technicians

Small Animal 

  • Theresa Hand, RVT, Supervisor
  • Payton Beaver, RVT 
  • Crystal Cole, RVT
  • Gidget Curry, RVT
  • Aliya Davis, RVT
  • Megan Davis, RVT
  • Danni Ensell, RVT
  • Devin Hainley, RVT
  • Elise Henning, RVT
  • Gladys Karpa, RVT
  • Andrea Kavanagh, RVT
  • Aaron Manning, RVT
  • Katie O'Neill, RVT

Large Animal

  • Carl O' Brien, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia), Supervisor
  • Tiffany Davis, RVT
  • Devin Heilman, RVT

Anesthesiology Wish List