Last changed: 04 January 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

  • Improved oxygenation in horses under general anaesthesia, with sub­projects: a) matching of ventilation/perfusion in the lungs when under anaesthesia, b) effect of pulsed NO, and c) the effect on the quality of awakening.
  • Refinement of anaesthesia and analgesia for pigs. Interdisciplinary projects and inter-university research projects in the field of veterinary medicine, where the pig is used as an animal model in medical research.
  • Development of appropriate analgesia and anaesthesia for caesarean sections on dogs and cats.

Research anaesthesiology