Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Dr. Alexander THOMSON

Specialist in Anesthesia and Analgesia

Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Alexander Thomson earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Cornell University, before completing a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado. After internship, he moved to the University of Florida for a residency in anaesthesiology and pain management, gaining valuable experience in a broad range of complex and high-risk anaesthetic procedures. His experience spans both domestic and exotic species, from dogs, cats, and horses to tigers, gorillas, and rhinoceros. During his residency, he also worked part time as an emergency veterinarian in hospitals across central Florida. In 2021, he is certified as a Board- Certified Specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA).

Dr. Thomson has particular expertise in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, and he has published novel techniques and scientific research on the subject in leading veterinary journals. He is passionate about using modern analgesic techniques and evidence-based medicine to prevent and treat animal pain in all stages of life. His major interests include cardiothoracic anesthesia, clinical pharmacology, and interventional pain management.

Dr. Thomson has a tuxedo cat named Ziggy, who enjoys knocking things off counters and running around at top speed in the middle of the night. He is an avid hiker, traveler, and outdoorsman. Outside of work, he can often be found in his natural habitat, a craft brewery.