University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Duke, Tanya

Professor, Veterinary Anesthesiology
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Office Location: WCVM 2598
Phone: 306-966-7064
Fax: 306-966-7174


Dr. Duke is currently on sabbatical leave until September 1, 2014.

Academic Credentials

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Dr. Duke teaches small and large animal veterinary anesthesia in the DVM program and also helps run an ECVAA and ACVA approved anesthesiology residency program. She was a small animal practitioner for four years in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests

Dr. Duke's past research has involved cardiopulmonary effects of laparoscopy and thorascopy. Her present interests focus on physiology as it relates to anesthesia, pain control and critical care.


Steagall PVM, Millette VM, Mantovani FB, Gilbert P, Luna SPL, Duke-Novakovski T. 2009. "Antinociceptive effects of epidural buprenorphine, or medetomidine or the combination in conscious cats." Journal of Veterinary Pharmocology and Therapeutics. 32(5): 477-484.

Ambros B, Steagall PVM, Mantovani FB, Gilbert P, Duke-Novakovski T. 2009. "Antinociceptive effects of epidural administration of hydromorphone in conscious cats." American Journal of Veterinary Research. 70(10): 1187-1192.

MacDougall LM, Hethey JT, Livingston A, Clark C, Shmon CL, Duke-Novakovski T. 2009. "Antinociceptive, cardiopulmonary and sedative effects of five intravenous infusion rates of lidocaine in conscious dogs." Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 36(5): 512-522.

Ambros B, Pasloske K, Duke-Novakovski T. 2008. "A comparison of the anesthetic efficacy and cardiopulmonary effectes of alfaxalone-HPCD and propofol continuous rate infusions in dogs." American Journal of Veterinary Research. 69(11):1391-1398.