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Dr. Bonnie D. Wright, DVM, DACVAA

Veterinary Anesthesiologist — Integrative Pain Management Specialist — Teacher

Dr. Bonnie D. Wright

Veterinary Anesthesiologist – Integrative Pain Management Specialist – Teacher

Teaching Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Bonnie Wright’s passion for veterinary teaching has taken her across the state of Colorado, to many other states, and to locations around the globe. At the core of Dr. Wright’s teaching philosophy is a deep respect for animals, and her teaching places a strong emphasis on gentle, thoughtful forms of medical inquiry and intervention.

Since 2000, Dr. Wright has been board certified in veterinary anesthesia by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She is certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is also a certified veterinary medical acupuncturist, an IVAPM-certified veterinary pain practitioner, and a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner.

Dr. Wright has held faculty teaching positions at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (2000-2007) and at Colorado State University (2001-2008). She has taught medical acupuncture to veterinarians for the last 10 years, and is on the speakers bureau for the IVAPM, WSAVAand ACVAA.

Dr Wright is available for teaching on topics including pain medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, monitoring, management of anesthesia, pharmacology, fluid therapy, cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation (CPCR), and emergency management in the following locations and formats:

In-Hospital Teaching

In-Hospital Teaching occurs in your hospital (check availability calendar to request an open date and time).

Option 1:
Three-visit series commences with a 2 hour session with the entire hospital.  At this visit we generally cover monitoring, as well as identifying specific goals for your specific practice paradigm.  Two follow-up visits occur over the next couple of months to follow-up with these goals, and cover other topics that arose during the initial training.  Four CE hours are available to each CVT and DVM for this series.

Option 2:
Single visit by topic.  Most topics are 1 hour, except CPCR training which is two hours.  You may choose a topic that is relevant to your practice, or choose from the following prepared topics:

  • Capnography and Ventilation
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Monitoring basics
  • ECG with simulator training
  • CPCR (two hours)
  • Inahalational anesthetic equipment
  • Pharmacology of anesthetic and/or analgesic drugs
  • Non-pharmacologic interventions for intensive cases
  • Exotic animal anesthesia and analgesia
  • Local anesthetics and nerve blocks
Online Teaching

Dr. Wright has launched the online and in-person acupuncture course. Each module is 40 hours, with 16 hours online and 24 hours in person. Please see the lecture schedule for the first three module dates. You can find the Canine Rehab Institute online here.

To schedule teaching services, first see  availability and  service fees, and then please contact Dr. Wright directly with requested dates and location.