Veterinary Specialist Services, PC
underlying philosophy of Veterinary Specialist Services is, "Always
do your best in the best interest of the patient."
philosophy has its roots in the observation that despite the founding
of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (later to become the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia) over 30 years
ago, anesthetic care in practice has not kept pace with the advances
in surgery, medicine and other specialty areas. This is reflected in
the fact that despite the availability of similar drugs, monitoring
techniques, and perioperative care, anesthetic mortality is approximately
10-100 times higher in veterinary patients than for humans. While differences
exist between species that may never allow for the same mobility and
mortality rates, striving to improve veterinary anesthetic care and
reducing morbidity and mortality is an achievable goal.
relative inaccessibility of boarded veterinary anesthesiologists to
private practices has been one impediment to the improvement of anesthetic
care in veterinary medicine. While commonplace in academic teaching
hospitals, until recently anesthesiologists have not been readily available
in the private practice environment.
Specialist Services was founded by Kurt Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD to help
veterinarians provide the best in anesthetic care and pain management.
Dr. Grimm is double boarded in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and Veterinary
Clinical Pharmacology and brings his experience as a Professor
of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Illinois
into private practice. Dr. Grimm, along with Dr. William Tranquilli,
was a founding member of the University of Illinois' Veterinary Interdisciplinary
Pain Service and has co-authored the popular Pain Management for the
Small Animal Practitioner and is co-editor of the the new 2nd Edition
of the Essentials of Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Grimm's latest project is lead editor of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, the 5th Edition of Lumb and Jones scheduled for publication in early 2015.
Veterinary Specialist Services for the best care available!