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Cornelia Mosley, Anesthesia, Pain Mngt


Dr. Cornelia (Conny) Mosley graduated in 1997 from the University of Leipzig in Germany. She completed her thesis in Munich and an anesthesia internship in Glasgow, Scotland. She then completed an anesthesia and analgesia residency at the University of Washington and Florida where she developed her long-time interest in anesthesia and analgesia of non-domestic species.

Dr. Mosley has held faculty positions at North Carolina State University, Oregon State University and most recently the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She has a passion for teaching veterinary trainees and her experiences at several different institutions have given her a unique and broad perspective on teaching and learning. She has been formally recognized for her excellence in clinical teaching and utilizes these skills at VCA Canada, 404VERH, where she mentors DVM Interns and RVTs.

Dr. Mosley has a strong interest in pain management (perioperative, postoperative as well as chronic pain) and the different integrative approaches to pain relief. Dr. Mosley is certified in acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Florida, which applies Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles to veterinary medicine, including Chinese Herbal Medicine. Dr. Mosley leads our Integrative Pain Management Service, which helps to improve the quality of life of patients experiencing chronic pain. Dr. Mosley is the founding director and vice president of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, an organization that helps understand, educate and collaborate in research in Cannabinoid medicine and it’s role in veterinary medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Mosley tries to keep up with her two busy daughters, her even busier husband and her Large Munsterlander `Birko’ among the other pets at their country place. She enjoys a book or two when there is time to relax.


  • Veterinary medicine studies, University of Leipzig, Germany (1991-1997)
  • Dr. Med. Vet., University Munich, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Germany (1998-2000)

Advanced Clinical Training:

  • Anesthesia Internship, University of Glasgow, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Scotland (1999-2000 )
  • Anesthesia Residency, Washington State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (2001-2002), University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine (2002-2004)
  • Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA), Chi Institute Florida (2013-2014)

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Integrative veterinary medicine
  • Anesthesia in non-domestic species


  • Lewbart, GA, Mosley CI. Clinical Anesthesia and Analgesia in Invertebrates. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 21:59-70, 2012.
  • Tuttle AD, Frederico L, Linder K, Gunkel CI, Remick A, Redding R. Atypical radiological presentation of a pathologic fracture of the ulna due to osteosarcoma in an Arabian camel. Veterinary Record. 161:30-33, 2007.
  • Tuttle AD, Papich M, Lewbart GA, Christian S, Gunkel CI, Harms CA. Pharmacokinetics of ketoprofen in the green iguana (Iguana iguana) following single intravenous and intramuscular injections. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 37 (4):567–570, 2006.
  • Gunkel CI, Lafortune M. Current techniques in avian anesthesia. Seminars in avian and exotic pet medicine. 14(4):263-276, 2006.
  • Wellehan JFX, Gunkel CI, Kledzik D, Robertson, Heard DJ. Mandibular nerve blocks in crocodilians using a nerve locator. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 37 (3):403-408, 2006.
  • Valverde A., Gunkel C. Pain management in horses and farm animals. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 15:295-307, 2005.
  • Valverde A, Gunkel C. Effects of intraoperative lidocaine infusions on the quality of recovery in horses anesthetized with sevoflurane or isoflurane. Equine Veterinary Journal. 37:559-564, 2005.
  • Gunkel C, Valverde A, Robertson SA, Thompson M, Keoughan C, Ferrel E. Treatment for a severe reaction to intravenous administration of diatrizoate in an anesthetized horse. JAVMA. 224(7):1143-1146, 2004.
  • Gunkel C, Valverde A, Morey T, Hernandez J, Robertson SA. Comparison of non-invasive cardiac output measurement by partial carbon dioxide rebreathing with the lithium dilution technique in anesthetized dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 14(3):187-195, 2004.
  • Wellehan J, Gunkel C. Emergent diseases in Reptiles. Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine. 13(3):160-174, 2004.
  • Wellehan J, Lafortune M, Gunkel C, et al. Coccygeal vascular catheterization in lizards and crocodilians. J Herpetol Med Surg 14(2), 2004.
Connie Mosley

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