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Features June 2018 Issue

Advances — and Challenges — in Anesthesia

In the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, an anesthesiologist (right) keeps her eye on the multi-parameter monitor as two surgeons operate on a dog’s knee and veterinary students look on.

Advances — and Challenges — in Anesthesia

Dogs who are "put under" are safer than they used to be, but new complications are changing the game.

The risk of death for dogs under anesthesia used to be one to two deaths in 100 patients, says Lois Wetmore, DVM, an assistant professor of anesthesia and pain management at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “Now we’re down to about one death in 2,000,” Dr. Wetmore says. “We’re headed in the right direction.”

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