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Anaesthesia & Pain Management

Pet Anaesthesia - Werribee Vet Animal Hospital

At U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital we have highly qualified and experienced Anaesthetists and Pain Management experts to care for your pet during surgery and recovery from injury. When you bring your pet to U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, you can rest assured that they will receive the very best attention so that they are not in pain.

We are unique in that all our service areas can access the expertise of our highly trained anaesthetists and anaesthetic nurses.  

We provide the highest level of expert anaesthesia and pain management care for small animal, equine and exotic patients, from the most routine to the most critical and from the time of premedication and preparation, through to their recovery in our wards or intensive care unit.


Meet the team

Dr Thierry Beths

Head of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Assistant Professor in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Dr Beths completed a residency program in Anaesthesiology at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 2000, before graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in 2008, researching Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) in the canine patient.

Dr Beths interests are TIVA, pain management and rehabilitation, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). In 2010, he obtained his certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) from the Chi Institute and China National Society of TCVM, Florida (USA). In 2011, he became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) from for the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

Dr Sébastien Bauquier

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Sébastien grew up in Paris, France, graduating from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 2005 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a one-year equine medicine and surgery internship at the large animal veterinary hospital of the University of Montreal, Canada.

Between 2006 and 2009, Sébastien completed a three-year residency in veterinary anaesthesia rotating between the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for small animals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and the New Bolton Center, large animal hospital, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA.

Prior to joining the Faculty, Sébastien was part of the anaesthesia, emergency
and critical care team at Penn’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital. During this time, he also conducted research at the New Bolton Center, George D. Windener hospital for large animals.

Dr Jennifer Carter

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Jennifer graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She continued her postgraduate training at North Carolina State University with an internship in small animal medicine and surgery before completing a residency in anaesthesia and becoming a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists.

Upon completion of her residency, Jennifer joined Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she taught veterinary students anesthesiology, part of which included supervision of students performing anaesthesia for small and large animal surgical laboratories. She also taught respiratory physiology. Jennifer became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner with the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management in 2012.

Throughout her professional career, Jennifer has authored peer-reviewed publications and has presented at a number of conferences in the USA. Her primary research and clinical interests are in the fields of pain management and haemodynamics.

Jennifer has obtained more than $47,000 in research funding from various agencies over the last seven years and has supervised and mentored several veterinary research students at Ross University.

Dr Emma Johnson

Resident in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from James Cook University in 2011. She then spent two and a half years in small animal practice prior to commencing a rotating internship at the University of Sydney in 2014, she then continued on as an anaesthesia and critical care intern.

In 2016 Emma commenced a residency in anaesthesia and pain management at the University of Melbourne and anticipates sitting for her specialist examination in 2019. Her research focuses on aspects of regional anaesthesia, in particular the use of the Transversus Abdominis Plane block in canine patients.

Emma has completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice through Murdoch University and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in anaesthesia and critical care.

Emma is interested in all aspects of anaesthesia, particularly local anaesthesia and enjoys sharing her knowledge in these areas.

Dr Wendy Bailden, Resident
Mrs Eva Evans: HEAD NURSE
Ms Emily De Mather
Ms Michaela Rose
Ms Sally Benn
Ms Siobhan Steven