Karin Kalchofner Guerrero, Dr.med.vet., Dip. ECVAA

Karin Kalchofner Guerrero, Dr.med.vet., Dip. ECVAA
Associate Professor in Veterinary Anesthesiology
Email: kguerrero@sgu.edu
Website: https://www.sgu.edu
Phone: (473) 444-4175 ext. 3833


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Dr. Kalchofner Guerrero terminated her thesis (Dr.med.vet.) about intravenous anesthesia with propofol-medetomidine in horses in 2003 at University of Zurich, Switzerland. She completed her residency in Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Analgesia in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2008 with the Diploma of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesie (Dip. ECVAA).

Dr. Kalchofner Guerrero was assistant professor in Zurich for Small and Large Animal Anaesthesiology between 2007 and 2011 at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich. From 2009 to 2011 she was scientific assistant and head of small animal anaesthesia, also in Zurich.

She performed research first mainly in horse anaesthesia and then in small animal anaesthesia, where her main interests are pain assessment and pain management, especially in cats.

Dr. Kalchofner Guerrero is currently an Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is teaching Veterinary Anaesthesiology in 3 different terms, including supervision of students in their clinical rotation.

Areas of Interest
Pain assessment in animals, especially in cats, Pain Management in Small Animals
Member Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) and European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA), International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), Swiss Society of Veterinarians (GST), European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP)
Selected Publications

K. S. Kalchofner Guerrero; T. G. Guerrero; M. Schweizer-Kölliker; S. K. Ringer , Hässig M, Bettschart-Wolfensberger R. (2014) Incidence of delayed hair re-growth pruritus, and urinary retention after epidural anaesthesia in dogs. Tierärztliche Praxis. Tierarztl Prax 42 (k), 94-100.

Schwarz, A., Kalchofner, K., Palm, J., Picek, S., Hartnack, S., Bettschart-Wolfensberger, R., (2014). Minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone for total intravenous anaesthesia after sedation with acepromazine or medetomidine in cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Vet Anaesth Analg 41, 480-490.

Kalchofner Guerrero, K. S., Reichler, I. M., Schwarz, A., Jud, R. S., Hassig, M. & Bettschart-Wolfensberger, R. (2014) Alfaxalone or ketamine-medetomidine in cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy: a comparison of intra-operative parameters and post-operative pain. Vet Anaesth Analg 41, 644-653.

Kalchofner Guerrero KS, Schwarz A, Wuhrmann R et al. (2015) Comparison of a new metamizole formulation and carprofen for extended post-operative analgesia in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Vet J 204, 99-104.

Kalchofner Guerrero KS, Campagna I, Bruhl-Day R, Hegamin-Younger C, Guerrero TG. (2016) Intraperitoneal bupivacaine with or without incisional bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Vet Anaesth Analg.;43(5):571-8.

Selected Projects

Comparative study of a new metamizole formulation and carprofen on peri- and postoperative pain in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy

Comparison of recovery and analgesia in cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy under alfaxolone-acepromazine or alfaxolone-medetomidine anaesthesia

Evaluation of inter-observer variability and reliability of different pain scales in cats