In a dvm360® interview, San Diego Fetch faculty member, Dr Bryce Dooley, debunks these misconceptions
During a dvm360® interview, San Diego Fetch faculty member Bryce Dooley, DVM, MS, DACVAA, previews several misconceptions in veterinary anesthesia and pain management she will highlight in her upcoming lecture with the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds team. She debunks these myths including that animals don't feel pain the way we do, drug choice is what makes anesthesia safer, and more.
The following is a partial transcript of the video.
Bryce Dooley, DVM, MS, DACVAA: There is still, in some sections, this idea that animals don't maybe feel pain the way that we do, and maybe don't require the analgesics or the pain management the same way that [a] human does. And so that misconception is slowly going away, but I think it's still out there a little bit. Animals do feel pain, if they're having a surgical procedure, they should have preemptive analgesia, postoperative analgesia, multimodal analgesia, to really benefit them in the long run.
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