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Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Alessandra Mathis

DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

Head of Anaesthesia

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Mathis, A., Lee, K., Alibhai, H.I. (2011) The use of maropitant to prevent vomiting induced by epidural administration of preservative free morphine through an epidural catheter in a dog. Vet Anaesth Analg 38 (5) pp.516-7


Mathis, A., Pinelas, R., Brodbelt, D.C., Alibhai, H.I. (2012) Comparison of quality of recovery from anaesthesia in cats induced with propofol or alfaxalone. Vet Anaesth Analg 39 (3) pp.282-90


Jiménez, C.P., Mathis, A., Mora, S.S., Brodbelt, D., Alibhai, H. (2012) Evaluation of the quality of the recovery after administration of propofol or alfaxalone for induction of anaesthesia in dogs anaesthetized for magnetic resonance imaging. Vet Anaesth Analg 39 (2) pp.151-9


Pinelas, R., Alibhai, H.I., Mathis, A., Jimenez Lozano, A., Brodbelt, D.C. (2014) Effects of different doses of dexmedetomidine on anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone – a clinical trial. Vet Anaesth Analg 41 (4) pp.378-85


Sanchis-Mora, S., Viscasillas, J., Mathis, A., Palacios, C., Brodbelt, D.C., Alibhai, H.I. (2014) Anaesthetic management and complications of pacemaker implantation in dogs. Vet Rec 175 p.303


Mathis, A. (2014) Postoperative analgesia in the grumpy dog. Veterinary Times 44 (12) p.20


Mathis, A. (2014) Postoperative analgesia in aggressive feline patients. Veterinary Times 44 (34) p.10


Viscasillas, J., Sanchis-Mora, S., Palacios, C., Mathis, A., Alibhai, H., Brodbelt, D.C. (2015) Anaesthetic management and complications of balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis in dogs. Vet Record 177(13):340


Mathis, A. (2016) Practical guide to monitoring anaesthetised small animal patients. In Practice 38:363-372


Mathis, A. (2016) Knowing when to use atropine during surgery. Veterinary Times 44(4)13 


Mathis, A. (2017) Difficult orotracheal intubation in dogs and cats. In Practice 39:50-61


Mair A., Mathis, A. (2018) Completeness of handwritten preanaesthetic records at two veterinary referral institutions. Vet Anaesth Analg. 45(2):129-134


Mathis, A. (2019) Preparing and training for CPR. In Practice 41:50-56.


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Jacques Ferreira

BSc BVSc MSc MMEDVET(Anaes) DiplECVAA

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

“Anaesthetic induction and recovery characteristics of a diazepam-ketamine combination compared with propofol in dogs” – Published in Journal of South African Veterinary Association – 2015 Jun 1; 86 (1):1258. doi: 10.4102/jsava.v86i1.1258.


“Determination of the minimum infusion rate of propofol required to prevent purposeful movement of the extremities in response to a standardized noxious stimulus in goats” Veterinary Anaesthesia analgesia – 2015 Dec 15. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12327. [Epub ahead of print]


“Determination of the minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone during its co-administration with fentanyl at three different doses by constant rate infusion intravenously in goats” – Veterinary anaesthesia analgesia – 2015 Sept 09; DOI: 10.1111/vaa.12300.


“Management of life-threatening hypertension in a 12-year-old bichon frise undergoing an adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma excision” – Veterinary Record Case reports – 2 November 2016, DOI: 10.1136/vetreccr-2016-000365


“Epidural anaesthesia-analgesia in the dog and the cat: considerations, technique and complications” – Companion Animal- 2018 November, Volume 23 No 11.


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Alastair Mair

BVM&S CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Mair A (2017) Completeness of handwritten preanaesthetic records at two veterinary referral institutions, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2017.08.007.


Mair A, Martinez-Taboada F, Nitzan M (2017) Effect of lingual gauze swab placement on pulse oximeter readings in anaesthetised dogs and cats. Vet Rec 180(2): 49.


Burrows C, Martinez-Taboada F, Mair A (2016) Validation of non-invasive total haemoglobin (SpHb) measurement in anaesthetised dogs. Oral presentation, IVECCS Grapevine TX 2016.


F Martinez-Taboada, A Mair, JI Redondo (2016) Peripheral Perfusion Index (PI) derived from pulse oximetry improves by applying pressure on the sensor probe. Oral presentation. AVA Lyon 2016.


A Mair, C Gurrows, F Martinez-Taboada (2016) Effect of a fluid challenge on static and dynamic indicators of fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated anaesthetised dogs. Poster presentation AVA Lyon 2016.


A Mair, O Marchetti, S Zaki, C Burrows (2015) Evaluation of an oscillometric blood pressure monitor in anaesthetised dogs using ACVIM guidelines. Poster presentation WCVA Kyoto 2015.


A Mair, R Hairong Huang (2015) Completeness of pre-anaesthetic records at a busy university veterinary teaching hospital. Oral presentation WCVA Kyoto 2015.


A Mair, I Wise (2014) A comparison of anaesthetist and student awarded American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status scores in small animal anaesthesia. Poster presentation AVA Nottingham 2014.


A Mair, H Klöppel, I Wise, S Zaki (2014) An investigation of the use of midazolam for co-induction of anaesthesia with alfaxalone in cats premedicated with medetomidine and methadone. Poster presentation AVA Nottingham 2014.


A Mair, H Klöppel, K Ticehurst (2014) A comparison of low dose tiletamine-zolazepam or acepromazine combined with methadone for pre-anaesthetic medication in cats. Vet Anaesth Analg41, 630-635.


A Mair, H Klöppel, I Wise, S Zaki (2013) A comparison of low dose tiletamine-zolazepam or medetomidine combined with methadone for pre-anaesthetic medication in cats undergoing neutering. Poster presentation AVA Moscow 2013.


A Mair, H Klöppel, K Ticehurst (2012) A comparison of low dose tiletamine-zolazepam or acepromazine combined with methadone for pre-anaesthetic medication in cats. Poster presentation AVA London 2013.


A Mair, M Martinez, L Motta, U Michal, G Skerritt (2011) Administration of acepromazine for pre-anaesthetic medication to dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Oral presentation AVA Liverpool September 2011.


A Mair, P Pawson, E Courcier, D Flaherty (2009) A comparison of the effects of two different doses of ketamine used for co-induction of anaesthesia with a target-controlled infusion of propofol in dogs. Oral presentation AVA Barcelona October 2008.


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Keely Wilson

BVSc, MVetClinStud, MVA, MANZCVS, DipACVAA, MRCVS

American Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Wilson KAT, Drynan EA, Raisis AL, Haitjema G & Hosgood GL (2016) Suspected tracheal tear during anaesthesia of a cat. Companion Animal 21, 614-617.


Wilson KAT, Drynan EA, Raisis AL, Lester G & Hosgood GL (2017) Agreement between invasive blood pressure measured at different peripheral arteries in anaesthetized horses. Vet Anaes Analg. DOI 10.1016/j.vaa.2017.11.004.


Wilson KAT, Drynan EA, Raisis AL, Mosing M, Hayman J, Lester G & Hosgood GL (2018) Agreement between invasive blood pressure measured centrally and peripherally in anaesthetized horses. Vet Anaes Analg 45, 467- 476 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2018.02.006


Mosing M, Waldmann AD, Raisis A, Böhm SH, Drynan E & Wilson K (2018) Monitoring of tidal ventilation by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) in anaesthetised horses. EVJ. 2018 Jul 23. doi: 10.1111/evj.12998.


Raisis AL, Mosing M, Wilson KA, Ringer S, Hayman J, Drynan E and Hosgood G (2018) Agreement for cardiac output determined using high concentration and low concentration lithium chloride in anaesthetised horses (under peer review VAA)


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