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Rachael E. Carpenter, DVM

Clinical Instructor
  • Anesthesiology
Rachael Carpenter
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

DVM, 1999
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

  • Pain management
  • Equine anesthesia and pain management

2014-present
Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2011-present
Vets@VIN
Veterinary Information Network
Davis, CA (telecommute)

2012-2014
Emergency Clinician
Animal Emergency of Kane County
Elgin, IL

2011-2014
Anesthesia Consulting
Greater Chicago Area

2009-2011
Anesthesiologist
Ruffian Equine Medical Center
Elmont, NY

2003-2009
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Management
College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

2002-2003
Emergency Clinician
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Akron, OH

2000-2002
Resident, Anesthesia
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

1999-2000
Hospital Intern
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
Lexington, KY

  • The National Honor Society of Phi Zeta, Zeta Chapter, 2002
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  1. Carpenter RE, Byron CR. Equine Local Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques. In: Tranquilli WT, Grimm KA, Robertson SA, eds. Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: A Fifth Edition of Lumb and Jones. Ames: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015. 886-911.
  2. Navas de Solis C, Foreman JH, Byron CR, Carpenter RE. Ultrasonographic measurement of spleen volume in horses. Comparative Exercise Physiology 8(1):19-25, 2012. 
  3. Navas de Solis C, Foreman JH, Byron CR, Carpenter RE. The relationship between splenic, renal, gastric, and cardiac sonographic and post-mortem measurements in horses. Comparative Exercise Physiology 8(1):27-31, 2012. 
  4. Zachariah TT, Langan JN,  Mylniczenko ND, Carpenter RE, Labelle AL. Effects of combinations of ketamine, medetomidine, and isoflurane on blood pressure in Western gray kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2010.
  5. Raffe MR, Carpenter RE. Anesthetic management of the caesarian section patient. In: Tranquilli WT, Thurmon J, Grimm KA, eds. Lumb and Jones’ Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007. 955-968
  6. Carpenter RE. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. In: Doherty T, Valverde A, eds. Manual of Equine Anesthesia and Analgesia. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. 326-331.
  7. Carpenter RE, Pettifer GR, Tranquilli WJ. Geriatric Anesthesia. In: Veterinary Clnics of North America Small Animal Practice 2005 May; 35(3): 571-580.
  8. Carpenter RE, Evans AT. Anesthesia Case of the Month: Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis episode in a horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2005 Mar; 226(6): 874-6.
  9. Wilson DV, Evans AT, Carpenter RE, Mullineaux DR. The effect of four anesthetic protocols on splenic size in dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2004 Apr; 31(2): 102-8.
  10. Carpenter RE, Wilson DV, Evans AT.  Evaluation of intraperitoneal and incisional lidocaine or bupivacaine for analgesia following ovariohysterectomy in the dog.Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2004 Jan; 31(1): 46-52.