Angie Lagos Carvajal

Dr Lagos
Veterinary Specialist
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Dr Lagos

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

My Pets:

Khaleesi Mother of Dragons
Dr. Lagos graduated from the National University of Colombia in 2011. After working as a Veterinarian at the Teaching Hospital affiliated with the National University of Colombia for two years, in 2015, Dr. Lagos pursued a master’s degree in anesthesiology at the Sao Paulo State University. From there she went on to complete a three-year residency in anesthesia and pain management at Louisiana State University and concurrently obtained a Master of Science with major in anesthesiology at the same institution. In 2018, Dr. Lagos worked as an Anesthesiologist at the Ontario Veterinary College and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2020. In that same year, she moved to Calgary and joined the Care Centre to establish the foundation of the anesthesia service and provide the best quality of care for anesthetized patients. Her areas of interest are safety anesthesia protocol design, assessment and mitigation of anesthetic risks, hemodynamic support, acid-base balance disturbances, mechanical ventilation, and management of difficult airway.

As an anesthesiologist at CARE, Dr. Lagos is responsible for the training of technicians and interns in the field of anesthesia and pain management, creating an individualized anesthetic plan tailored for the safety and needs of each patient, performing a thorough clinical evaluation to recognize potential anesthetic risks and plan their prevention, delivering of anesthetic and analgesic drugs, monitoring physiologic well-being of the anesthetized patient, treating any complication that arise under anesthesia and providing the highest standard of perioperative patient care including analgesia.
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Anesthesiology & Pain Management

VCA Canada CARE Centre offers a variety of animal anesthesia services for your pet. The term 'anesthesia' indicates the use of medications to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness. Veterinary anesthesia is used for procedures that require an unconscious animal; such as surgery, certain imaging studies (x-rays, MRI, CT scans) or medical procedures.

Anesthesia is induced using a variety of injectable and inhaled medications. Pets undergoing anesthesia are typically pre-medicated with an injectable drug. This pre-medication helps the pet relax so that full anesthesia can be induced more smoothly and safely. Next, the pet receives intravenous medication to cause loss of consciousness. A tube is then placed into the pet's upper airway, and gas anesthesia keeps the pet comfortably anesthetized during the course of the procedure.

All pets undergoing anesthesia are carefully monitored before, during and after a procedure by our veterinarians and technicians to ensure the best outcome.
Adrenomedullin induces pulmonary vasodilation but does not attenuate pulmonary hypertension in a sheep model of acute pulmonary embolism

Authored: Lagos, Angie & Teixeira-Neto, Francisco & Becerra-Velásquez, Diana & Diniz, Miriely & Klein, Adriana & Rocha, Thalita & Dias‐Junior, Carlos

Published: Life sciences. 139. 10.1016/j.lfs.2015.08.013
Changes in pulse pressure variation and plethysmographic variability index caused by hypotension-inducing hemorrhage followed by volume replacement in isoflurane-anesthetized dogs

Authored:  Klein, Adriana & Teixeira-Neto, Francisco & Garofalo, Natache & Lagos, Angie & Diniz, Miriely & Becerra-Velásquez, Diana

Published: American Journal of Veterinary Research 77(3):280-287
Comparison of two species-specific oscillometric blood pressure monitors with direct blood pressure measurement in anesthetized cats

Authored: Cerejo, Sofia & Teixeira-Neto, Francisco & Garofalo, Natache & Rodrigues, Jéssica & Celeita-Rodríguez, Nathalia & Lagos, Angie

Published: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 27(6)
Effects of different inspired oxygen fractions on sildenafil-induced pulmonary anti-hypertensive effects in a sheep model of acute pulmonary embolism

Authored: Diana Rocío Becerra Velásquez 1, Francisco José Teixeira-Neto 2, Angie Paola Lagos-Carvajal 3, Miriely Steim-Diniz 3, Nathalia Celeita Rodríguez 1, Carlos Alan Dias-Junior

Published: Life Sci . 2015 Apr 15;127:26-31
Priming alfaxalone and alfaxalone–midazolam co-induction techniques in dogs

Authored: Lagos, Angie & Queiroz-Williams, Patrica & Nevarez, Jocelyn & Ricco, Carolina & da Cunha, Anderson & Cremer, J. & Liu, Chin-chi

Published: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 44(5):1262.e15-1262.e16
Determination of midazolam dose for co-induction with alfaxalone in sedated cats

Authored: Angie Lagos-Carvajal, Patricia Queiroz-Williams, Anderson da Cunha, Chin-Chi Liu

Published: Vet Anaesth Analg . 2019 May;46(3):299-307
Effects of a priming dose of alfaxalone on the total anesthetic induction dose for and cardiorespiratory function of sedated healthy cats

Authored: Angie Lagos-Carvajal; Patricia Queiroz-Williams; Jeannette Cremer; Carolina H. Ricco Pereira; Javier Nevarez; Anderson F. da Cunha and Chin-Chi Liu

Published: November 2020, Vol. 81, No. 11, Pages 850-855
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Calgary, AB T2H 2Y4

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