Lois Wetmore

Lois Wetmore, DVM, MS, ScD, DACVAA, Section head of the Anesthesia and Analgesia service at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1982 and did her residency training at Michigan State University where she also earned a MS degree in Veterinary Sciences. Dr Wetmore continued her research training at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she received a doctoral degree in 1993. Dr. Wetmore has been a member of the Cummings faculty for the last 23 years where she focuses on teaching DVM students in didactic courses and clinical rotations, providing anesthesia service to the large and small animal hospitals, and doing research studying genetic-related differences in how companion animals respond to analgesia drugs.

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 Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)

Effects of fentanyl administration on locomotor response in horses with the G57C ยต-opioid receptor polymorphism

Author(s):Wetmore, L.A. | Pascoe, P.J. | Shilo-Benjamini, Y. | Lindsey, J.C.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Evaluation of risk factors, including fluconazole administration, for prolonged anesthetic recovery times in horses undergoing general anesthesia for ocular surgery: 81 cases (2006-2013)

Author(s):Krein, S.R. | Lindsey, J.C. | Blaze, C.A. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

ECG of the month

Author(s):Carvalho, K.N. | Rush, J.E. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

A comparison of epidural morphine with low dose bupivacaine versus epidural morphine alone on motor and respiratory function in dogs following splenectomy

Author(s):Abelson, A.L. | Armitage-Chan, E. | Lindsey, J.C. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms within exon 1 of the canine mu-opioid receptor gene

Author(s):Hawley, A.T. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Use of wound soaker catheters for the administration of local anesthetic for post-operative analgesia: 56 cases

Author(s):Abelson, A.L. | McCobb, E.C. | Shaw, S. | Armitage-Chan, E. | Wetmore, L.A. | Karas, A.Z. | Blaze, C.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Anesthetic management of the head trauma patient: State of the art review

Author(s):Armitage-Chan, E.A. | Wetmore, L.A. | Chan, D.L.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Evaluation of compliance among nursing staff in administration of prescribed analgesic drugs to critically ill dogs and cats

Author(s):Armitage, E.A. | Wetmore, L.A. | Chan, D.L. | Lindsey, J.C.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

The ins and outs of anesthesia machines

Author(s):Levensaler, A.R. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Technician

Epidural analgesia in veterinary critical care.

Author(s):Wetmore, L.A. | Glowaski, M.M.
Publication year: 2000
Journal / Book title: Clinical techniques in small animal practice

Anesthetic Agents in Trauma Patients

Author(s):Garrod, L.A. | Wetmore, L.
Publication year: 1999
Journal / Book title: Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

Propofol: application in veterinary sedation and anesthesia.

Author(s):Glowaski, M.M. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 1999
Journal / Book title: Clinical techniques in small animal practice

Effect of intravenous administration of dextrose or lactated Ringer's solution on seizure development in dogs after cervical myelography with metrizamide

Author(s):Gray, P.R. | Lowrie, C.T. | Wetmore, L.A.
Publication year: 1987
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Mixed venous oxygen tension as an estimate of cardiac output in anesthetized horses.

Author(s):Wetmore, L.A. | Derksen, F.J. | Blaze, C.A. | Eyster, G.E.
Publication year: 1987
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

General Research Interests

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

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Pain clinic
  • Polymorphisms in opioid receptors
  • MDR1 mutations and their effects on oral morphine absorption from GI tract
  • Cytochrome P450 polymorphisms and metabolism of NSAIDs in dogs

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