Rebecca Reader, DVM, DACVAA, is an assistant professor of anesthesia and analgesia at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and a staff anesthesiologist at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Reader earned her DVM from Tufts University, where she also completed an internship in anesthesia and emergency/critical care and a residency in anesthesia and analgesia. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture through the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association/Curacore Integrative Medicine. Dr. Reader’s clinical interests include critical care anesthesia; management of perioperative pain, stress, and anxiety in hospitalized patients; perioperative risk assessment; and strategies to improve patient outcomes, particularly in exotic animals.