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Barbara Ambros Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences | Small Animal Clinical Head, VMC

Research Area(s)

  • Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management

Academic Credentials

  • DrMedVet, University of Vienna, Austria
  • MVetSc,and Residency in Veterinary Anesthesia, University of Saskatchewan
  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

Dr. Ambros received her veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. She worked in a small animal emergency referral clinic in Vienna and at the University of Vienna prior to completing her veterinary anesthesia residency at the WCVM.


  • Ambros, B, Alcorn, J, Duke-Novakowski, T, Livingston, A, Dowling, PM, 2014. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of a Constant Rate Infusion of Fentanyl (5µg/kg/h) in Awake Cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 75: 716-721.
  • Gamble, JJ, Ambros, B, Séguin, P, Benmansour, P, Simko, E, 2014. Stimulating Thoracic Epidural Placement via a Lumbar Approach Causes Significant Spinal Cord Damage in a Porcine Model. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia61 (4): 306-311.
  • Ambros, B, Duke, T, 2013. Effect of Low Dose Rate Ketamine Infusions on Thermal and Mechanical Thresholds in Conscious Cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 40 (6): e76-82.
  • Dhakal, S, Auckland, C, Huang, Y, Ambros, B, Duke, T, Wilson, D G, Foxcroft, G, Harding, J, 2013. Uterine Spaciousness During Embryo and Fetal Development in Multiparous Sows Improves Birth Weight and Postnatal Growth Performance. Livestock Sciences153: 154-164. 
  • Duke-Novakovski, T, Ambros, B, Auckland, CD, Harding, JCS, 2012. The Effects of Succinylcholine or Low Dose Rocuronium to Aid Endotracheal Intubation of Adult Sows. The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research76: 57-61.
  • Plesman, R, Johnson, M, Rurak, S, Ambros, B, Shmon, C, 2011. Thoracoscopic Correction of a Congenital Persistent Right Aortic Arch. Canadian Veterinary Journal52: 1123-1128.

Research Interests

  • Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA)
  • Pain management