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Dianna Ovbey, DVM, MS, DACVAA

As an experienced board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist, Dr. Ovbey has provided care in both academic and private practice settings on both small and large animals. She has worked in conjunction with specialists in nearly every field including surgery, dentistry, radiation oncology, internal medicine, and emergency/critical care. Because of her credentials and exclusive focus on the safe administration of anesthesia and appropriate pain management, Dr. Ovbey is uniquely qualified to provide the most advanced care from examination to induction, through to recovery and restoration of quality of life.

Prior to launching SEVAS, Dr. Ovbey worked in private practice in Western Pennsylvania where she started the anesthesiology and pain management department, expanding the quality and depth of care for a wide range of patients. She also created a comprehensive technician and DVM anesthesia training program that was part of the curriculum at the hospital, further enhancing the care of every patient.

Dr. Ovbey received her formal veterinary training at the following institutions:

DVM: Ross University, Clinical Year: Texas A&M University
Medicine and Surgery Internship: University of Georgia
Master of Science: Michigan State University
Anesthesia Residency: Michigan State University

Awards and Recognition

March 2014: Langley Prize

An author multiple times over, in 2014, Dr. Ovbey was the proud recipient of the Langley Prize for her publication on aspiration pneumonia related to anesthesia. In March 2015 she traveled to Spain to receive this prestigious award. Sponsored by the AVA Trust for the best research article published by the Journal of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2014. 

December 2005: Danny Bradford Memorial Scholarship

Given by Hill’s in Danny Bradford’s memory to the classmate others most wanted to work with in the future.                                        

April 2005: Colleague Award

To the classmate whom others most want to work with in the future.

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