Dr. Michele Barletta will be discussing small animal anesthesia and analgesia for the geriatric patient. Topics will include changes in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in geriatric animals and how these changes may influence the anesthetic management. Sedation and general anesthesia of patients with respiratory and endocrine diseases will be discussed. Pain pathways will be reviewed with an emphasis on the role of local anesthetic techniques for dental procedures.
Michele Barletta, DVM, MS, PhD, ACVAA
Dr. Michele Barletta graduated from the University of Turin, Italy in 2002, where he completed his PhD in veterinary oncology in 2006. He then moved to the United States where he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University in 2007. After his internship he stayed at Purdue University for his anesthesiology residency and Master's degree. He worked at the University of Minnesota for three years as Assistant Clinical Professor in anesthesia before joining the University of Georgia in 2013. His clinical interests include pain, critical patient management, and large animal anesthesia.