18th October 2019
Lone Star College Tomball
near Houston, TX (Bush Intercontinental Airport)
Nora graduated from veterinary school at Cornell and was in practice (in upstate NY) before returning to Cornell for an anesthesia residency, which I completed in 1985. I was on faculty at Washington State and Oklahoma State University before going to Texas A & M University in 1989. I spent 24-1/2years there before retiring in July 2013. I have always been a clinical anesthesiologist, spending 50% (or more) time on clinics in the teaching hospital. I became interested in donkeys and mules when I started working with Dr. Tex Taylor at Texas A & M. Tex was a surgeon who raised Mammoth asses and we collaborated on research until his retirement. I have published >60 articles in refereed journals and numerous book chapters on anesthesia and analgesia with a sub-specialty in pharmacokinetics and anesthesia of donkeys and mules. I also have a particular interest in monitoring equipment. I am past president of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and have also spoken at over 150 veterinary meetings, from local to international. While I have enormously enjoyed my time at universities, I am enjoying being a relief anesthesiologist in various clinics and working with residents in practice. In addition I fill in as needed at Cornell where I am an adjunct professor.