Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Dr. Tamara Grubb, a graduate of Texas A&M University, is a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia & Analgesia in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, a certified acupuncturist and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). She has a DVM husband and a myriad of pets of numerous species, all of whom participate in training her in Fear Free.

Dr. Grubb states that a good anesthetic/analgesic protocol should always include Fear Free techniques since calm, comfortable pets need lower dosages of anesthetic drugs, which makes a dose-dependent adverse effect from the anesthetic drugs less likely to occur. Who doesn’t want safer anesthesia?!!?

Dr. Grubb is obsessed with continuing education and sharing knowledge.  She has delivered numerous presentations and authored or co-authored a myriad of papers and books, with the ‘Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses’ (Teton New Media) soon to arrive. Her favorite achievement is winning the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, which has been awarded to her from students at two universities.