Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Rachael E. Carpenter, DVM

Clinical Instructor
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 1999
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, TN

Research Interests & Experience

  • Pain Management
  • Equine Anesthesia and Pain Management

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present
    Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2011-present
    Veterinary Information Network
    Davis, CA (telecommute)
  • 2012-2014
    Emergency Clinician
    Animal Emergency of Kane County
    Elgin, IL
  • 2011-2014
    Anesthesia Consulting
    Greater Chicago Area
  • 2009-2011
    Ruffian Equine Medical Center
    Elmont, NY
  • 2003-2009
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Management
    University of Illinois, CVM
    Urbana, IL
  • 2002-2003
    Emergency Clinician
    Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
    Akron, OH
  • 2000-2002
    Resident in Anesthesia
    Michigan State University, CVM
    East Lansing, MI
  • 1999-2000
    Hospital Intern
    Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
    Lexington, KY

Honors & Awards

2002 - The National Honor Society of Phi Zeta, Zeta Chapter

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Carpenter RE, Byron CR. Equine Local Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques. In: Tranquilli WT, Grimm KA, Robertson SA, eds. Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: A Fifth Edition of Lumb and Jones. Ames: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015. 886-911.
  2. Navas de Solis C, Foreman JH, Byron CR, Carpenter RE. Ultrasonographic measurement of spleen volume in horses. Comparative Exercise Physiology 8(1):19-25, 2012. 
  3. Navas de Solis C, Foreman JH, Byron CR, Carpenter RE. The relationship between splenic, renal, gastric, and cardiac sonographic and post-mortem measurements in horses. Comparative Exercise Physiology 8(1):27-31, 2012. 
  4. Zachariah TT, Langan JN,  Mylniczenko ND, Carpenter RE, Labelle AL. Effects of combinations of ketamine, medetomidine, and isoflurane on blood pressure in Western gray kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2010.
  5. Raffe MR, Carpenter RE. Anesthetic management of the caesarian section patient. In: Tranquilli WT, Thurmon J, Grimm KA, eds. Lumb and Jones’ Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007. 955-968
  6. Carpenter RE. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. In: Doherty T, Valverde A, eds. Manual of Equine Anesthesia and Analgesia. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. 326-331.
  7. Carpenter RE, Pettifer GR, Tranquilli WJ. Geriatric Anesthesia. In: Veterinary Clnics of North America Small Animal Practice 2005 May; 35(3): 571-580.
  8. Carpenter RE, Evans AT. Anesthesia Case of the Month: Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis episode in a horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2005 Mar; 226(6): 874-6.
  9. Wilson DV, Evans AT, Carpenter RE, Mullineaux DR. The effect of four anesthetic protocols on splenic size in dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2004 Apr; 31(2): 102-8.
  10. Carpenter RE, Wilson DV, Evans AT.  Evaluation of intraperitoneal and incisional lidocaine or bupivacaine for analgesia following ovariohysterectomy in the dog.Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2004 Jan; 31(1): 46-52.