• Dr. Nicole Trenholme

    Anesthesia and Senior Dogs: What You Need to Know

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    As our furry family members age, they often develop health conditions that require ongoing management. Chronic health conditions like kidney and heart disease, among others, are more common in older animals and can complicate the use of anesthesia. That’s why it’s important to work with your dog’s veterinary team, ensuring they understand your dog’s conditions and any medications or supplements they are taking to address them. Dr. Nicole Trenholme will discuss anesthesia for various procedures, including dental cleanings, mass removals, and more, and ways the veterinary anesthesia team can address concerns specific to older patients. She’ll also share how pet parents can help the team provide the best quality care. 

    Dr. Nicole Trenholme, DVM, MS, DACVECC, DACVAA is the medical director at Evolution Veterinary Specialists (EVS). She is double-boarded in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (SAECC) and Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management.  She is a Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine graduate, completing her clinical year at North Carolina State University (NCSU). She completed two internships, one at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, before returning to NCSU for a specialty internship in SAECC. She completed her SAECC residency and master’s degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri, followed by an anesthesia residency at the University of Georgia. She worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois for two years before joining the EVS team, starting their critical care and anesthesia services and heading up emergency and specialty services.