3* Doody's Review!

This concise quick reference guide has been thoroughly updated in its second edition. It remains clinically focused, based on experience underpinned by published research data.With 18 brand new chapters on topics ranging from perioperative blood works and urine analysis to light therapy in pain management and rehabilitation, the book covers anesthetic equipment, monitoring, premedication, intravenous induction agents, injectable anesthetic combinations, inhalant anesthesia, anesthesia for specific diseases, fluid therapy, anesthetic emergencies and complications, acute and chronic pain management. Nine new chapters address anaesthetic considerations for different surgeries.

Drug dosages and anesthetic protocols are provided in tabular form. New to this edition are chapters covering anesthesia considerations for specific conditions and diseases, including

  • perioperative blood works and urine analysis
  • blood transfusion medicine
  • anesthetic considerations and interpretations
  • rehabilitation and pain management for chronic pain patients
  • pain management of oncologic pain and radiation therapy
  • acupuncture and herbal medication for acute and chronic pain and 
  • low level light therapy in pain management.                                                                                                   

Containing over 300 color illustrations, Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management is ideal for all those who need practical information easily to hand: small animal practitioners, veterinary technicians/nurses, and veterinary students.


chapter 1|40 pages

Equipment for inhalant anesthesia

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 2|9 pages

Perioperative blood work and urine analysis

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 3|26 pages

Preanesthetic medication: drugs and dosages

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 5|13 pages

Inhalant anesthetic agents

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 6|34 pages

Anesthesia monitoring and management

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 7|8 pages

Fluid therapy

ByAnn B Weil, Jeff C Ko

chapter 8|14 pages

Blood components and transfusion therapy

ByPaula A Johnson, J Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

chapter 10|26 pages

Anesthetic considerations for specific diseases

ByAnn B Weil, Jeff C Ko

chapter 11|8 pages

Airway management and ventilation

ByAnn B Weil, Jeff C Ko

chapter 15|9 pages

Anesthetic considerations for neurologic patients

ByStefania C Grasso

chapter 16|7 pages

Anesthetic considerations for ophthalmic surgeries

ByTokiko Kushiro-Banker

chapter 18|14 pages

Anesthetic considerations for orthopedic surgical patients

ByBonnie L Hay Kraus

chapter 20|17 pages

Analgesia and sedation of emergency/intensive care unit patients

ByElizabeth J Thomovsky, Aimee C Brooks

chapter 21|12 pages

Anesthetic emergencies and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

ByAnn B Weil, Jeff C Ko

chapter 22|12 pages

Perioperative cardiac arrhythmias and treatments

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 23|24 pages

Local anesthetic agents and anesthetic techniques

ByJeff C Ko, Tomohito Inoue

chapter 24|18 pages

Acute pain management

ByJeff C Ko

chapter 25|6 pages

Photobiomodulation therapy in pain management

ByAndrea L Looney

chapter 26|7 pages

Management of neuropathic pain in dogs and cats

ByTalisha M Moore, Stephanie A Thomovsky

chapter 27|7 pages

Oncologic pain management and radiation therapy

ByNicholas J Rancilio, Jeff C Ko

chapter 28|8 pages

Chronic pain management for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats

ByTamara L Grubb

chapter 29|12 pages

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for pain management in dogs and cats

ByPatrick Roynard, Lauren R Frank, Huisheng Xie

chapter 30|5 pages

Rehabilitation and pain management for veterinary patients

ByStephanie A Thomovsky

chapter 31|9 pages

Anesthesia in shelter medicine and high-volume/high-quality spay and neuter programs

ByJeff C Ko, Rebecca A Krimins

chapter 32|5 pages


ByJeff C Ko