Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Anesthesia & Pain Management


Anesthesia Services

The VTH Anesthesia Service provides the following services:

  • Multi-species general anesthesia, pain management, and local anesthetic services for patients in the Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals of the VTH.
  • Anesthetic services for all surgeries performed in the hospitals as well as for animals undergoing diagnostic procedures requiring general anesthesia.
  • Consultation for other sub-specialties within the hospitals seeking solutions to sedation and pain management problems.
  • Consultation with the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center for routine and emergent patients.
  • Consultation with local veterinarians on anesthetic emergencies or planning for difficult or challenging anesthetic cases.

All of our patients undergo a careful physiological assessment prior to being pre-medicated and anesthetized. Extensive monitoring with state-of-the-art equipment, analgesia, and intra-operative fluid administration are conducted throughout the procedure and until the patient has fully recovered consciousness.

Anesthesia Personnel

  • Natalia Henao-Guerrero, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA, Service Chief
  • Rachael Carpenter, DVM
  • Vaidehi Paranjape, BVSc, MVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVAA
  • Jeremy Hansford, DVM, Anesthesia Resident
  • Valerie Vaught, RT(R)(CT), Supervisor, Diagnostic Imaging and Support Services
  • Ashley Bath, LVT, Anesthesia Technician
  • Heather Catanzaro, LVT, Anesthesia Technician
  • Lauren Martin, LVT, Anesthesia Technician
  • Brittany Patrick, LVT, Anesthesia Technician
  • Amy Richardson, LVT, Anesthesia Technician
  • Missy Stillinger, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia), Anesthesia Technician
  • Carmen Waddell, LVT, Anesthesia Technician