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Reza Seddighi DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, CVMA
Associate Professor
Equine Anesthesiology
Large Animal Clinical Services

Clinical Interests

  • Partial & Total Intravenous Anesthesia
  • Medical Acupunture
  • Management of acute and chronic pain

Research Interests

  • Pharmacokinetics of analgesics and anesthetics
  • Pharmacodynamics (MAC-Sparing) of analgesics/anesthetics
  • Partial Intravenous Anesthesia (PIVA)

Reza Seddighi, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Seddighi earned his DVM from Shiraz University, a Master of Scienes degree from the University of Illinois, and a PhD from Shiraz University. Dr. Seddighi is an expert on anesthesia and pain management of animals (DACVAA). Dr. Seddighi is also certified in veterinary acupuncture (Certified Medical Acupuncture) and in advanced cardiac life support. His special interests are anesthesia and analgesia and his clinical focus includes anesthesia, pain management, and acupuncture. Dr. Seddighi conducts extensive research investigations of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anesthetics and analgesics. He is involved in teaching all aspects of anesthesia and pain management of animals including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas, swine, dogs, cats, and exotic species. Dr. Seddighi enjoys providing seminars on anesthesia in animals with co-existing diseases, geriatric anesthesia and analgesia, management of Anesthetic complications, and the pharmacokinetics and dynamics of analgesic drugs.

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, USA (Present).
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA).
  • Clinical instructor in Veterinary Anesthesia, Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, USA (2006 - 2009).
  • Visiting Teaching Associate- Section of anesthesia, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, USA (2005 - 2006).
  • Research assistant, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Section of small animal anesthesia, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, USA (2003 - 2005).
  • Assistant professor, Section of Veterinary Surgery & anesthesia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (1995 - 2003).

Education

  • Certification in "Advanced Cardiac Life Support" American Heart Association- University of TN Medical Center(2011).
  • Certification in "Medical Acupuncture For Veterinarians," Colorado State University (2011).
  • Residency in Veterinary Anesthesia, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary medicine, University of Tennessee, USA (2006 - 2009).
  • Masters in Veterinary Clinical Science, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, USA. (2003 - 2005).
    • Thesis: Evaluation of a novel technique for local delivery of antibiotics.
  • Visiting fellow, section of small animal surgery, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, USA (2002).
  • Emergency medicine and critical care course, Distance education program, Postgraduate Foundation, University of Sydney, Australia (2001).
  • Visiting fellow, section of small animal surgery, College of veterinary medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland (2001).
  • Graduate program in veterinary surgery-anesthesia. College of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Iran (1991 - 1995).
    • Graduated as the top resident.
    • Thesis: Comparison between intraosseous and intravenous administration of anesthetics and fluids in dogs.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Iran (1984 - 1991).
    • Class Rank: 1/36