American Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia
Nora graduated from veterinary school at Cornell and was in practice (in upstate NY) before returning to Cornell for an anesthesia residency, which she completed in 1985. She was on faculty at Washington State and Oklahoma State University before going to Texas A & M University in 1989. Nora spent 24-1/2years there before retiring in July 2013. IDr. Matthews has always been a clinical anesthesiologist, spending 50% (or more) time on clinics in the teaching hospital. She became interested in donkeys and mules when she 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. Nora has 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. She also have a particular interest in monitoring equipment. Dr. Matthews is past president of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and has also spoken at over 150 veterinary meetings, from local to international. While she has enormously enjoyed her time at universities, Nora is enjoying being a relief anesthesiologist in various clinics and working with residents in practice. In addition, Dr. Matthews fills in as needed at Cornell where I am an adjunct professor.