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Unmatched Anesthetic Expertise

Friendship is proud to be the only clinic in the district with a full-time, board-certified anesthesiologist on staff.  Dr. Nicole Luensman provides the gold standard in care for all patients undergoing anesthesia. Each anesthetic plan is customized for the patient and procedure. In addition, Dr. Luensman offers the most advanced perioperative pain control in the form of ultrasound guided nerve blockade for acute or chronic pain conditions.

Services offered:

  • Advanced anesthetic monitoring
  • Invasive blood pressure and arterial blood gas monitoring when applicable
  • End tidal CO2 monitoring
  • Neuromuscular blockade and monitoring
  • Advanced pain management
  • Ultrasound guided nerve blocks
  • Customized analgesic CRIs

Team members:

Dr. Luensman supervises a team of dedicated anesthesia technicians who staff specialty surgery, general surgery, advanced imaging, dentistry and all other specialty anesthesia needs within the hospital.

Description of expertise:

After graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Luensman completed her rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals before completing her residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The Ohio State University. Upon return to FHA, Dr. Luensman worked with the hospital to establish state-of-the-art anesthetic and pain management protocols, and leads the anesthesia team to continue to offer the best individualized care for each patient.

Friendship provides state of the art, comprehensive services for our clients and patients. But, more than that, we provide a caring team who understands the unique human-animal bond. View Our Services