Podcast: Top 5 Uses for Gabapentin in Dogs & Cats with Dr. Reader

Rebecca Reader, DVM, DACVAA, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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In this episode, host Alyssa Watson, DVM, is joined by Rebecca Reader, DVM, DACVAA, to talk about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Uses for Gabapentin in Dogs & Cats.” Dr. Reader sorts through the evidence to help us differentiate between all the ways gabapentin can be used and all the ways it should be used, which are far fewer. She also shares useful dosing details. Finally, Dr. Reader discusses the potential for tighter restrictions, as gabapentin abuse by humans needs to be on everyone’s radar.

About Our Guest

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.

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The Team:

  • Alyssa Watson, DVM - Host

  • Alexis Ussery - Producer & Multimedia Specialist