SANO Tadashi Associate Professor

ThemeDevelopment of more effective perioperative management methods through the use of novel biometric monitors and combinations of various anesthetics and sedatives

My DreamRealization of "stress-free" veterinary care!


Research Department/Department of Veterinary Medicine/Division of Clinical Veterinary Medicine/Section of Small Animal Clinical SciencesVeterinary Medical Center/Small Animal Clinic
Field Perioperative Management, Intraoperative and Postoperative Pain Management, Postoperative early recovery program, ICU management, Veterinary Anesthesiology, Veterinary pain management, Autonomic nerve activity, Biomonitoring
Keyword Sedative Drugs, Analgesic, General anesthetic, Injectable anesthetic, Local anesthesia, Circulation management, Respiratory management, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Intensive Care, Perioperative period, Wellness, Pharmacodynamics, Evaluation of Pain, Autonomic activity, Artificial Ventilation Management


The relationship between animals and humans has changed to that of a "family member," and the demand for advanced medical care for farmed animals is increasing year by year. In addition, just as with people, animals are aging, and there is an increasing demand for risky veterinary care, such as medical care for animals with various underlying diseases. In particular, sedation and anesthesia are essential in veterinary medicine for various surgeries and procedures, and the accumulation of clinical data for the safe implementation of these procedures is extremely important. We have been investigating the effects of many combinations of anesthetics and analgesics on living organisms, and have been studying safer clinical usage (see the picture and figure: Effect of tramadol, lidocaine, and dexmedetomidine on the reduction of sevoflurane anesthesia requirements). In recent years, much attention has also been paid to the degree of pain felt by animals and how to manage it, and the development of appropriate pain management methods has become an urgent issue. To address these issues, we are currently conducting research on a new biometric monitor with the aim of implementing and realizing veterinary care with less pain (see photo: PTA monitor). In addition, we would like to study the development of safe and comfortable animal management methods for more severely injured animals, such as intensive care and early post-operative recovery programs, in collaboration with veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

List of current research topics

  • Investigation of combinations of anesthesia and analgesia in effective and safe clinical use
  • Research on evaluation of intraoperative pain management
  • Research on postoperative pain management
  • Research on management of critically ill animals
  • Research on nutritional management in early postoperative recovery programs
Related industries Pet Food, Companion Animals, Production Animals, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine
Affiliated academic society Japanese Society of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, Japanese Society of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery, The Japanese Society of Anesthesiology, Japanese Society of Veterinary Nursing, The Japanese Society of Veterinary Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, The Hokkaido Veterinary Medical Association (Japan Veterinary Medical Association), Japanese Society of Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine, Japanese Society of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Japanese Society of Anesthesia Monitoring
Editor The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science; 2010-present, Veterinary Nursing: 2012 - present
Academic degree D. Vet. Med.
License Veterinarian
Self introduction

I am from Yamanashi Prefecture. I have been involved in education and research in a wide range of fields at many universities, including radiology (diagnostic imaging), general internal medicine (general practice), and veterinary nursing (behavioral and intensive care medicine). My hobby is running marathons (full). I have participated in marathons all over Japan.

Room addressDiagnostic Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Room number2F 206