Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has a large staff of certified/licensed veterinary technicians specialized in veterinary anesthesia. Our technicians have the opportunity to be involved with the newest and most innovative procedures being performed in veterinary medicine today with access to state-of-the-art equipment. The patients seen in this hospital are small companion animals (dogs and cats) and exotic species (birds, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, etc.) with varying disease processes and surgical needs.
Cases seen can range from providing routine sedation for radiographs to performing general anesthesia on patients undergoing brain or open-heart surgery. Four veterinary anesthesiologists, two residents and 14 veterinary technician anesthetists staff the Anesthesia section, which offers its veterinary technicians the opportunity to specialize in anesthesia while being exposed to a wide array of procedures and techniques. Delivering anesthesia safely to such a variety of species can be quite a challenge, but it is makes veterinary anesthesia an interesting and exciting field.
If you would like to contact a veterinary technician representative from the Anesthesia Department via email, send inquires to: Ellen Marie Lomastro or firstname.lastname@example.org