5 year goal: Relieve suffering and reduce conflict

November 4, 2016
Ralph C. Harvey, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA

Dr. Harvey is an associate professor of anesthesiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He served as director of surgical services from 1993 to 2000. Dr. Harvey worked in companion animal practice and received internship and residency training at Cornell University and a fellowship at Cornell's Medical College. He is certified as a specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and has served as executive secretary of the ACVA. He received the1998 Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.

Veterinary anesthesiologist says we have an obligation to use every available tool to comfort patients and clients.

"Our clients don't come to us because they're having a good time, they come to us because there's a problem," says CVC educator Dr. Ralph Harvey. Watch this video to find out why he's on a mission to help clients and patients using low-stress, pain-free practice techniques in the next five years.