Last changed: 21 November 2023


Description of the field

Anaesthesiology is the doctrine of anaesthesia and various anaesthetic methods. Anaesthesia and intensive care is a relatively young speciality and “The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists,” is an international organisation working to promote the usage, research, and study of anaesthesia in veterinary medicine. It is possible to earn a specialist degree in the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) after obtaining a veterinary degree and at least 3 years of advanced level continuing education. The subject encompasses the main areas: anaesthesia, analgesia and perioperative intensive care, and animal care with anaesthesia and intensive care. 

Current research

  • Improving oxygenation in horses under general anesthesia with the subprojects:

    • lung ventilation/perfusion matching during anesthesia

    • effect of pulsed NO

    • impact on the quality of awakening.

  • Improving anesthesia and analgesia - pigs

Multidisciplinary and inter-university projects, in veterinary medicine and when the pig is used as a model animal in human medicine research.

  • Development of appropriate analgesia and anesthesia for caesarean section in dogs and cats

Research anaesthesiology