About our Anaesthesia service

We have the largest dedicated veterinary anaesthesia team in Western Australia, and you can rest assured that your animal is in safe hands whilst in our care.

Our anaesthesia team is highly experienced and includes specialist veterinary anaesthetists, supported by the most sophisticated anaesthetic monitoring equipment, which allows us to provide an elite level of care for our patients. All aspects of veterinary anaesthesia are covered, from elective medical and surgical procedures for healthy animals to emergency surgical procedures, including young, geriatric and critically ill animals.

In addition to providing routine pain management for in-hospital patients, the anaesthesia service also offers consultations in a pain management clinic. This clinic supports animals that may require chronic pain management or for cases that are not responding to treatment with more routine methods of pain relief.

Our team

Dr Raisis is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Head of our Anaesthesia Section. Since graduating from University of Queensland in 1989, Dr Raisis has undertaken additional training in large animal medicine and critical care and anaesthesia and intensive care of all species. In 2003 Dr Raisis was employed by the School of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University as a senior clinician. In 2008, Dr Raisis was then appointed to position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia.

In this role, she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary students in the principles of anaesthesia and contributes to the clinical service in the hospital when needed. Clinical interests include all aspects of equine anaesthesia, anaesthesia of different species including sheep and pigs, and anaesthesia of critically ill animals and animals with neurological disease. Dr Raisis also has interest in investigating techniques that improve the quality and safety of anaesthesia.

Griet is a registered specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. As a senior member of the Anaesthesia team, Griet works and mentors others to provide high quality anaesthesia and pain management to all hospital patients.  She is involved with final year student teaching and supervises clinical resident training program in anaesthesia. Griet’s interests including pain management and optimising anaesthesia care.

Griet is both a Fellow of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in veterinary anaesthesia and critical care and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 

Fernando graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Spain in 2013. After spending some years in general practice and visiting referral veterinary centres throughout Europe, Fernando decided to focus on veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia as a vital pilar for animal welfare.

He undertook two anaesthesia internships in veterinary teaching hospitals (Spain and New Zealand) before moving to Perth in 2019 to continue his training as a resident of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). Fernando is now a Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at Murdoch University. His main areas of interest include respiratory mechanics, ethical decision making and sustainability.

Adrian graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017. He became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science anaesthesia chapter in 2021. He is currently a final year resident in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at Murdoch University.

During his residency, he underwent further training in ruminant and equine anaesthesia at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He also frequents the Perth Zoo to participate in zoo animal anaesthesia. Adrian is passionate about all things anaesthesia but is particularly interested in respiratory physiology and locoregional anaesthesia techniques.

Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery from the University of Glasgow in 2016. She spent 1 year in mixed practice than 2 years in small animal general practice in Scotland before moving to Australia in 2019.

Katie worked for a further 2 years in small animal general practice in Perth, WA before joining TAHMU as an assistant veterinary anaesthetist in 2021. She enjoys working alongside a great team of specialist, trainees and nurses as well as teaching final year students. 

Stefanie joined TAHMU in 2017 when she completed her speciality Traineeship in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She has since stayed in veterinary anaesthesia and completed her membership exams for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter. Her favourite part of working at TAHMU in anaesthesia is how much her workdays can vary in cases, species and the students and staff that she works with.

Tori grew up in the UK and graduated from the University of Cambridge.  After time volunteering with working equids in Morocco, she spent a year at Redwings, a large equine charity in the South East of England. Chasing some better weather, Tori moved to Sydney to start an internship at Randwick Equine Centre where she remained for 13 years as an ambulatory, racetrack and hospital veterinarian.

Tori completed her RCVS Advanced Veterinary Practice Certificate in Equine Medicine in 2014 and latterly coordinated the anaesthesia team at what is now REC Equine Specialists. She moved to Perth at the start of 2023 and joined the Anaesthesia Team at TAHMU on a part time basis. Outside work, most of her time is spent trying to keep up with her two young sons and exploring the amazing outdoor spaces that Perth has to offer.

After spending 15 years in general practice in Perth and overseas, Katia joined the TAHMU Anaesthesia team in 2020, and liked it so much that she will be commencing a residency in anaesthesia in 2024. She is the proud mum of 5 children (2 human, 2 feline and one canine).
Kieran is undertaking his residency training in 'Anaesthesia & Analgesia.' Since graduating from the University of Queensland (2018), Kieran spent some time in general practice before completing a rotating internship in Melbourne and an anaesthesia traineeship at Murdoch. Concurrently, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Studies. In 2023 Kieran obtained Membership level in the ANZCVS.

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Dr Jessica completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 at the University of Sydney. She worked in general practice for 12 months before completing a rotating internship in Sydney in 2023. Outside of work, Jess can be found enjoying the sights of Perth or spending time with her two cats; Pasta and Pepe.

Lorraine graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 from the University of Sydney. After spending a year at the RSPCA NSW to further her knowledge in general practice and shelter medicine, she completed a rotating internship at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in 2022. She then commenced an anaesthesia internship at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in 2023. In early 2024, she moved to Perth to commence her anaesthesia residency.

Lorraine discovered her interest in anaesthesia during her final year of university. She enjoys all aspects of anaesthesia but is particularly interested in critical care anaesthesia and locoregional anaesthesia.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, trying new cuisines, drawing, and travelling.

The Anaesthesia team has a dedicated group of registered veterinary nurses and support staff that are an integral part of the hospital and teaching facility. Our nurses exhibit an expert level of care to their patients and provide support to the veterinary team.