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    Dr. Tanya Duke

    Anesthesiology, professor

    • Phone Number  Small Animal Clinic 306-966-7126


    Dr. Tanya Duke is a board-certified specialist in veterinary anesthesia at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC). Dr. Duke works with domestic animal species that require sedation, general anesthesia or peri-operative pain control.

    In addition, Dr. Duke provides resource support to the VMC’s critical care unit. She also works closely with the exotics department when anesthesia services for exotic pets are required.

    Originally from Chatham, Kent, U.K., Dr. Duke received her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) degree from London University’s Royal Veterinary College in 1983.

    After working in general small animal practice for three  years, Dr. Duke completed a two-year clinical residency in veterinary anesthesia at the Liverpool Veterinary School, Liverpool University. She spent a year working in charity small animal practice in the U.K. before moving to the WCVM to take up a faculty position in 1990. Dr. Duke is a professor of veterinary anesthesiology in the WCVM’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

    Dr. Duke’s research focuses on the effects of analgesic and anesthetic drugs in various species.

    Dr. Duke has two teenage children, enjoys gardening, cycling and sailing. She also owns and maintains a 1970s British classic car.

    Academic Credentials

    • BVetMed, Royal Veterinary College, London University, U.K. (1983)
    • MSc, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, (2010)
    • Diploma of Veterinary Anaesthesia (DVA), Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, U.K. (1988)
    • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) (1994)
    • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) (1996)

    For more information about Dr. Duke's teaching and research interests, please visit Dr. Duke's profile page on the Western College of Veterinary Medicine web site.