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Vicki Walsh BVSc, MANZCVSc

Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

After completing a three year anaesthetic residency at Massey University at the end of 1998 I took some time out to work in a general veterinary practice and act as the primary anaesthetist for several equine research projects through Massey Equine Research. I returned to Massey University full time in 2001 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia in 2008. As the primary anaesthetist at Massey since 2007 I have contributed the majority of teaching of both the veterinary ungraduate program as well as the diploma and more latterly the bachelor of Veterinary Technology qualifications. My time is divided evenly between clinical, teaching and administrative duties. Most of my research inputs therefore involve minimising the morbidity and mortality of anaesthetised research animals and clinical patients.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85244
    Location: 1.36, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science - Massey University (1996)
  • Membership of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences - Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My primary area of interest is the prevention of anaesthetic related morbidity and mortality. I have focused my research on attempting to qualifying and quantifying the incidence of anaesthetic complications. This is achieved by clinically based observational studies and practical methods of identification of these problems so to improve the standard of care of anaesthetised veterinary patients throughout New Zealand veterinary practices.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (070701): Veterinary Pharmacology (070710): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Veterinary science, anaesthesia, pain management, critical care

 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Gieseg, MA., Hon, H., Bridges, J., & Walsh, V. (2014). A comparison of anaesthetic recoveries in cats following induction with either alfaxalone or ketamine and diazepam. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(3), 103-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Bridges, J., Walsh, V.
Rogers, CW., Walsh, V., Gee, EK., & Firth, EC. (2012). A preliminary investigation of the use of a foal image to reduce mare stress during mare-foal separation. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 7(1), 49-54
[Journal article]Authored by: Gee, E., Rogers, C., Walsh, V.
Scrimgeour, AB., Bruce, WJ., Bridges, JP., Walsh, VP., & Worth, AJ. (2012). Long-term outcomes after partial tarsal arthrodesis in working farm dogs in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 50-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Bridges, J., Walsh, V., Worth, A.
Walsh, VP., Gieseg, M., Singh, PM., Mitchinson, SL., & Chambers, JP. (2012). A comparison of two different ketamine and diazepam combinations with an alphaxalone and medetomidine combination for induction of anaesthesia in sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(2), 136-141
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Singh, P., Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP. (2011). Chronic pain in small animal medicine. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 59(4), 207-207
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Pickles, KJ., Gibson, TJ., Johnson, CB., Walsh, VP., Murrell, JC., & Madigan, JE. (2011). Preliminary investigation of somatosensory evoked potential in equine headshaking. The Veterinary Record. 168, 511-514
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnson, C., Walsh, V.
Crawley, AC., Marshall, N., Beard, H., Hassiotis, S., Walsh, V., King, B., . . . Hemsley, KM. (2011). Enzyme replacement reduces neuropathology in MPS IIIA dogs. Neurobiology of Disease. 43(2), 422-434
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP., Machon, RG., Munday, JS., & Broome, CJ. (2005). Suspected fatal venous air embolism during anaesthesia in a Pomeranian dog with pulmonary calcification. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 53(5), 359-362
[Journal article]Authored by: Munday, J., Walsh, V.
Broome, CJ., Walsh, VP., & Braddock, JA. (2004). Congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs and cats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 52(4), 154-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Broome, CJ., & Walsh, VP. (2003). Gastric dilatation-volvulus in dogs. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 51(6), 275-283
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP., & Wilson, PR. (2002). Chemical analgesia for velvet antler removal in deer. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 50(6), 237-243
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP., & Wilson, PR. (2002). Sedation and chemical restraint of deer. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 50(6), 228-236
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Forsyth, SF., Machon, RG., & Walsh, VP. (1999). Anaesthesia of a sumatran tiger on eight occasions with ketamine, medetomidine and isoflurane. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 47(3), 105-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Walsh, V.

Conference

Walsh, VP. (2015). Update on anaesthesia in foals. Proceedings of the annual seminar of the Equine Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. (pp. 36 - 37). : NZVA Equine Branch
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kenyon, P., Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP. (2014). Update on TIVA techniques for short to medium term field anaesthesia. Proceedings of the New Zealand Equine Veterinarian Assocation of the NZVA Annual Conference, 2014. (pp. 4.3.2 - 4.3.8). : NZVA Equine conference 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Gieseg, M., Walsh, V., Hon, H., & Bridges, J. (2012). A comparison of anaesthetic recoveries in cats following induction with either alfaxalone or ketamine/diazepam. In Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists College Science Week Scientific Meeting: Programme and Abstracts(pp. Unpaginated). , Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists College Science Week Scientific Meeting Australia: Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bridges, J., Walsh, V.
Gieseg, M., Hon, H., Bridges, J., & Walsh, V.A comparison of anaesthetic recoveries in cats following induction with either alfaxalone or ketamine and diazepam.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bridges, J., Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP. (2010, July). Progress and problems with total intravenous anaesthesia. Presented at Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Worth, AJ., & Walsh, V. (2008, June). Early age neutering. Presented at Annual Conference of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V., Worth, A.
Walsh, V., & Worth, AJ. (2008). Early age neutering. Proceedings of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association. (pp. 97 - 108). New Zealand: Annual Conference of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Walsh, V., Worth, A.
Walsh, VP. (2008, June). Anaesthesia of neonatal and paediatric patients. Presented at New Zealand Veterianry Association Conference 2008-Companion Animal Society. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, V. (2008, December). Inhalational agents- which is "best"?. Presented at Companion Animal PATRONS' DAY. Massey University, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, V. (2007, December). Buying anaesthetic monitoring equipment. Presented at Patrons' Day. Massey University, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Dacre, KJ., Madigan, J., Walsh, VP., Murrell, JC., & Johnson, CB. (2007). Measurement of somatosensory evoked potentials of the trigeminal nerve in the horse for investigation of headshaking. In Proceedings of the Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum(pp. 667). , Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum: ACVIM
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Johnson, C., Walsh, V.
Walsh, V. (2006). Blood pressure changes in cat GA. : Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners Branch of AVA Annual Conference 2006- Updates in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, V. (2006, October). Updating anesthetic equipment. Presented at Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners Branch of AVA Annual Conference 2006- Updates in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP., Jillings, EK., Chambers, PP., Johnson, CB., & Machon, RG. (2005). Hematological and physiological effects of a pharmaceutical excipient used during equine anaesthesia. (pp. 21). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University, Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chambers, J., Jillings, E., Johnson, C., Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP. (2003, December). Updates in anaesthesia. Presented at Advances in Companion Animal Practice Patrons' Day. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP., Wilson, PR., Chambers, PP., Forsyth, S., & Caulkett, NA. (2001). Current concerns, considerations and consequences of velvet antler harvest in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Deer Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Vol. 18 (pp. 79 - 87). Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Veterinary Association Deer Branch Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Chambers, J., Walsh, V.

Other

Walsh, VP. (2013, December). updated guidelines for CPR. In small animal hospital patrons day.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.
Walsh, VP. (2004, December). Myths and misconceptions about small animal anaesthesia. : Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Walsh, V.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Veterinary science (undergraduate), anaesthesia. Veterinary technology, anaesthesia

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