performed on animals (excluding humans) performed by a veterinarian
. Anesthesia is used for a wider range of circumstances in animals than in people, due to animals' unwillingness to cooperate with certain diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Veterinary anesthesia includes anesthesia of the major species: dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs, as well as all other animals requiring veterinary care such as birds, pocket pets
, and wildlife.
Specialization in anesthesia
In North America, the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists is one of 20 specialty organizations recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association
. As of 2010, there are 192 Diplomates
of the ACVA. To become an ACVA board-certified Diplomate, veterinarians must have at least one year of clinical practice experience followed by three years of anesthesia residency training under the supervision of ACVA Diplomates, have accepted for publication a scientific peer-reviewed research article
, and passed both a written and oral examination.
In Europe, the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVA) is one of 21... Read More