Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Lois Wetmore

Anesthesia, Pain Pharmacogenetics

Education

  • SD - Harvard School of Public Health - 1993
  • MS - Michigan State University - 1987
  • DVM - Colorado State University - 1982
  • BS - Utah State University - 1977

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
  1. Wetmore LA and Glowaski MM. Epidural analgesia in veterinary critical care. Clin Tech Sm Anim Pract 2000; 15:177-188.
  2. Wetmore LA, Bither JO, Walter J. Partial cloning and sequencing of the horse m opioid receptor. Proc Midwest Anes. Analg. Conference April, 2003.
  3. Armitage EA, Wetmore LA, Chan DL, Lindsey JC. Evaluation of compliance among nursing staff in administration of prescribed analgesic drugs to critically ill dogs and cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005; 227:425-429.
  4. Perkowski S and Wetmore LA. The science and art of analgesia. InAdvances in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: Companion Animalsedited by R.D. Gleed and J.W. Ludders, International Veterinary Information Service, Ithaca NY, 2006. http://www.ivis.org.
  5. Wetmore LA. Options for analgesia in dogs. In Advances in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: Companion Animals edited by R.D. Gleed and J.W. Ludders, International Veterinary Information Service, Ithaca, NY, 2006. http://www.ivis.org.

General Research Interests

  • Molecular characterization of receptors involved in the transmission and treatment of pain. Unique species specific aspects of opioid receptors.

Research Interests by Area

Pain Management and Alternatives
  • Molecular characterization of receptors involved in the transmission and treatment of pain, unique species aspects of opioid receptors. Clinical anesthesiology; genetic basis of anesthetic responses