The small animal anesthesia service is comprised of board-certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ACVA), anesthesia residents, and licensed veterinary technicians. ACVA Diplomates are veterinarians who have completed at least 3 years of specialized training in veterinary anesthesia and pain management and who have successfully passed stringent qualifying and certifying examinations. Anesthesia residents are veterinarians training to specialize in anesthesia and pain management of veterinary patients. One anesthesiologist and one anesthesia resident are assigned to the clinical service on a rotational basis to instruct senior veterinary students and interns as they rotate through the anesthesia service as part of their clinical training. The small animal anesthesia service provides anesthetic and analgesic care to over 2000 patients each year.