Western College of Veterinary Medicine

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.


  • Cosford, K., Briere, J., Ambros, B., Beazley, S., Cartwright, C.  2020.  Effect of instructional format on veterinary students' task performance and emotional state during a simulation-based canine endotracheal intubation laboratory: Handout versus video.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 47(2): 239-247.  https://www.doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0618-077r1

  • Fujiyama, M., Jones, T., Ambros, B., Lewis, K.A., Carrasco, R.A., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2020.  Comparison of the cardiopulmonary effects and recovery characteristics of anesthesia maintenance with xylazine, ketamine and propofol or isoflurane in alpacas (Vicugna pacos) for imaging procedures.  Research in Veterinary Science, 131: 98-103.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.03.029

  • Royuela, J.B., Hervías-Parejo, S., Ambros, B., de la Cruz, A., Gil, A.  2020.  Assessing the local perception of climate change in a small island: a case study.  International Journal of Global Warming, 22(1): 30-53.  https://www.doi.org/10.1504/IJGW.2020.110211

  • Carrozzo, M.V., Ambros, B.  2020.  Collapse in a mare during standing sedation with a fatal outcome.  Veterinary Record Case Reports, 8(1): e000829.  https://www.doi.org/10.1136/vetreccr-2019-000829

  • Ambros, B., Knych, H.K., Sadar, M.J.  2020.  Pharmacokinetics of hydromorphone hydrochloride after intravenous and intramuscular administration in Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus).  American Journal of Veterinary Research, 81(4): 361-366.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.81.4.361

  • Jones, T., Bracamonte, J.L., Ambros, B., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2019.  Total intravenous anesthesia with alfaxalone, dexmedetomidine and remifentanil in healthy foals undergoing abdominal surgery.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 46(3): 315-324.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2019.01.003

  • Ambros, B., Carrozzo, M.V., Jones, T.  2018.  Desaturation times between dogs preoxygenated via face mask or flow-by technique before induction of anesthesia.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 45(4): 452-458.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2018.03.004

  • Ambros, B., Gaunt, M.C., Duke-Novakovski, T., Taylor, S.M.  2018.  Effects of alfaxalone, thiopental, or propofol and diazepam on laryngeal motion in healthy dogs.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(7): 791-795.

  • Carrozzo, M.V., Alcorn, J., Ambros, B.  2018.  Effects of two fentanyl constant rate infusions on thermal thresholds and plasma fentanyl concentrations in awake cats.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 45(6): 831-838.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2018.06.006

  • Colazo, M.G., López Helguera, I., Behrouzi, A., Ambrose, D.J., Mapletoft, R.J.  2017.  Relationship between circulating progesterone at timed-AI and fertility in dairy cows subjected to GnRH-based protocols.  Theriogenology, 94: 15-20.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.02.004

  • Duke-Novakovski, T., Ambros, B., Feng, C., Carr, A.P.  2017.  The effect of anesthetic drug choice on accuracy of high-definition oscillometry in laterally recumbent horses.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 44(3): 589-593.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2016.08.006

  • Karunarathna, R., Popowich, S., Wawryk, M., Chow-Lockerbie, B., Ahmed, K.A., Yu, C., Liu, M., Goonewardene, K., Gunawardana, T., Kurukulasuriya, S., Gupta, A., Willson, P., Ambrose, N., Ngeleka, M., Gomis, S.  2017.  Increased incidence of enterococcal infection in nonviable broiler chicken embryos in western Canadian hatcheries as detected by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry.  Avian Diseases, 61(4): 472-480.  https://www.doi.org/10.1637/11678-052317-Reg.1

  • Ambros, B.  2016.  Effect of pretreatment with hydromorphone or buprenorphine on thermal antinociception induced by fentanyl in awake cats.  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 18(10): 818-825.  https://www.doi.org/10.1177/1098612X15595835

  • Bauer, B.S., Ambros, B.  2016.  The effects of intravenous alfaxalone with and without premedication on intraocular pressure in healthy dogs.  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(2): 156-161.

  • Tallant, A., Ambros, B., Freire, C., Sakals, S.  2016.  Comparison of intraoperative and postoperative pain during canine ovariohysterectomy and ovariectomy.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57(7): 741-746.
  • Ambros, B., Alcorn, J., Duke-Novakowski, T., Livingston, A., Dowling, P.M.  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.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.75.8.716

  • 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.  https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s12630-014-0117-x

  • 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): e76-82https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vaa.12057

  • 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. https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2013.01.010

  • 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