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Linda Barter- BSc(vet), BVSc, MVSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1406 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 0406


Research Focus

Anesthesia and analgesia, with species focus on rabbits

Specialty Focus



1995 BVSc Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia
1994 BSc(vet) Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia
2000 MVSc Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2007 PhD Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of California, Davis, California, USA

Honors and Awards

2011 Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
2007 Irving I. Hertzendorf Memorial Award in Physiology, University of California, Davis
2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of California, Davis
2007 Loren D. Carlson Prize in Physiology, University of California, Davis
2007 Graduate Student Travel Award, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Physiology Graduate Group, University of California, Davis
2007 Society for Neuroscience Graduate Student Travel Award
2005 Phi Sigma, Gamma Delta Chapter, Biological Sciences Honor Society
2004 Lagniappe Smith Memorial Award for Clinical Proficiency and Teaching, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
California Veterinary Medical Board

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Serum lidocaine concentration after intratesticular administration during routine equine castration, (Principal Investigator), UCD VMTH Resident Research Grant

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2015 Nickell J, Barter LS, Dechant JE Effects of intratesticular and incisional local anesthetic administration for castration of alpacas anesthetized with intramuscular ketamine-xylazine-butorphanol. Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2014 Barter, LS, Epstein, SE Comparison of Doppler, oscillometric, auricular and carotid arterial blood pressure measurements in isoflurane anesthetized New Zealand white rabbits. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia,
  • Link Icon 2014 Wiese, AJ, Brosnan, RJ, Barter, LS Effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibition on quality of recovery from isoflurane-induced anesthesia in horses. American journal of veterinary research,
  • Link Icon 2013 Barter LS, Epstein SE Cardiopulmonary effects of three concentrations of isoflurane with or without mechanical ventilation and supramaximal noxious stimulation in New Zealand white rabbits. Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2013 Barter LS, Kwiatkowski A Thermal threshold testing for evaluation of analgesics in New Zealand white rabbits J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci,
  • Link Icon 2012 Wiese AJ, Barter LS, Ilkiw JE, Kittleson MD, Pypendop BH Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of incremental doses of dopamine and phenylephrine in the management of isoflurane-induced hypotension in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2011 Pypendop BH, Barter LS, Stanley SD, Ilkiw JE Hemodynamic effects of dexmedetomidine in isoflurane-anesthetized cats Vet Anaesth Analg,
  • Link Icon 2011 Barter LS, Hopper K Transcutaneous monitor approximates PaCO2 but not PaO2 in anesthetized rabbits Vet Anaesth Analg,
  • Link Icon 2011 Shilo Y, Pypendop BH, Barter LS, Epstein SE Thymoma removal in a cat with acquired myasthenia gravis: A case report and literature review of anesthetic techniques Vet Anaesth Analg,
  • Link Icon 2009 Barter LS, Carstens EE, Jinks SL, Antognini JF Rat dorsal horn nociceptive-specific neurons are more sensitive than wide dynamic range neurons to depression by immobilizing doses of volatile anesthetics: an effect partially reversed by the opioid receptor antagonist naloxone Anesth Analg,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2012 Barter LS: Capnography, Burkitt-Creedon J, Davis H, (ed), Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Ames, Iowa. 340-348.

2008 Pypendop BH, Barter LS: Pharmacologic management of pain for patients with neurologic disease, Dewey CW, (ed), A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology 2nd Edition, Ames, IA. 585-598.