Veterinary Anesthesia Toronto

Dr. Alicia Skelding, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Master of Science (MSc) in Animal Genetics, Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) in Anesthesia, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA)

Anesthesiology services

  • General inhalant anesthesia using a balanced anesthetic technique
  • General anesthesia for minimally invasive surgery (thoracoscopy, laparoscopy)
  • Total intravenous anesthesia
  • Procedural sedation
  • Intensive anesthetic monitoring using multiparameter monitors with the capability of evaluating electrocardiogram, non-invasive and direct arterial blood pressure, pulse oximetry, capnography, end tidal anesthetic gas analysis and body temperature
  • Locoregional anesthesia via peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Epidural anesthesia
  • One lung ventilation

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Common reasons for referral

  • Anesthesia of patients with concurrent cardiovascular, respiratory or endocrine disease
  • Anesthesia of brachycephalic patients
  • Anesthesia for elective or emergency caesarean
  • Anesthesia of high risk and emergency patients
  • Anesthetic management of patients with difficult airways or requiring airway surgery
  • Anesthesia for minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced imaging
  • Advanced anesthetic monitoring including direct arterial blood pressure and arterial blood gases

Strengths of Services

  • The Anesthesiology Service consists of specially trained technicians and a board-certified Anesthesiologist whose sole responsibility is to oversee the anesthesia of the patient
  • Our board-certified Anesthesiologist underwent an extensive 3-year residency training program, following completion of their veterinary degree
  • An individualized anesthetic plan is created that is unique to each patient requiring general anesthesia or procedural sedation by the Anesthesia Service
  • We have advanced monitoring tools to increase patient safety during anesthesia and sedation
  • Specialized equipment includes: multiparamter monitors, anesthetic ventilators, peripheral nerve stimulator and in-house radiometer for blood gas analysis
  • The Anesthesiology Service collaborates across services to ensure patient care is optimal during anesthesia


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