Top strategies for high-risk anesthesia patients

July 12, 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.

"The breathing patient is a happy patient."

When it comes to caring for anesthesia patients, Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine, says they're all high risk. Listen as he describes why this area of medicine is all about sweating the small stuff.