Patricia Hedenqvist, professor of laboratory animal medicine

Last changed: 08 April 2024
Portrait of Patricia Hedenqvist

Patricia Hedenqvist is a professor of laboratory animal medicine since 1 December 2023. Her inauguration lecture has the title: "Stora insatser för små djur genom bättre narkos och smärtbehandling".

Patricia Hedenqvist's research aims to improve methods for anesthesia and pain management of rodents and rabbits, for the animals' own sake and to improve the quality of data from biomedical research. The studies can lead to increased animal welfare in both animal healthcare and research, and to better human healthcare. One example is a new anesthetic method for rabbits that was successfully used to test a new drug with the aim to prevent fatal bleeding in people who need to be connected long-term to a heart-lung machine.

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Get to know professor Patricia Hedenqvist and her work! Please note that English and Swedish subtitles are available.

Picture of two persons in protective clothing holding and petting white rats.
Patricia pets a white albino rat together with one of her students. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner

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Patricia Hedenqvist
Researcher at the Department of Clinical Sciences; Comparative Medicine and Physiology Unit                                                        

Telephone: 018-671899