Linda Barter

Linda Barter

Position Title
Associate Professor

Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

1406 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Research Interests

Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

cardiopulmonary effects of anesthesia, analgesic efficacy (focus: rabbits)

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Systemic Physiology

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Irving I. Hertzendorf Memorial Award in Physiology, University of California, Davis
  • 2007 Loren D. Carlson Prize in Physiology, University of California, Davis
  • 2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of California, Davis
  • 2011 Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award

    Professional Societies

    • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia


    • 1995 BVSc Veterinary Science University of Sydney
    • 2007 PhD Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology University of California, Davis
    • 1994 BSc(vet) University of Sydney
    • 2001 MVSc Massey University


    Bailey R, Barter LS, Pypendop BH. The pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine in isoflurane anesthetized New Zealand white rabbits. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2017 IN PRESS

    Hopper K, Garcia Rojas A, Barter LS. Fluid therapy in dogs and cats: An internet based survey. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 IN PRESS

    Tearney CC, Barter LS, Pypendop BH. Cardiovascular effects of equipotent doses of isoflurane alone and isoflurane plus fentanyl in New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Am J Vet Res. 2015 Jul;76(7):591-8.

    Gosliga JM, Barter LS. Effects of fentanyl on isoflurane minimum alveolar concentration in New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).Am J Vet Res 2015;76(2):116-21.

    Barter LS, Hawkins MG, Pypendop BH. Effects of fentanyl on isoflurane minimum alveolar concentration in New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Am J Vet Res. 2015;76(2):111-5.

    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. 2015 44(2):168-73

    Barter LS, Epstein SE. Comparison of Doppler, oscillometric, auricular and
    carotid arterial blood pressure measurements in isoflurane anesthetized New
    Zealand white rabbits. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2014 Jul;41(4):393-7.

    Wiese AJ, Brosnan RJ, Barter LS. Effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibition on
    quality of recovery from isoflurane-induced anesthesia in horses. Am J Vet Res.
    2014 Mar;75(3):223-30.

    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. 2013 Oct;74(10):1274-80.

    Barter LS, Kwiatkowski A. Thermal threshold testing for evaluation of
    analgesics in New Zealand white rabbits. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2013
    Jan;52(1):44-7. PubMed PMID: 23562032; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3548200.

    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. 2012 Jun;73(6):908-16.

    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. 2011 Nov;38(6):603-13.

    Barter LS, Hopper K. Transcutaneous monitor approximates PaCO(2) but not
    PaO(2) in anesthetized rabbits. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Nov;38(6):568-75.
    Pypendop BH, Barter LS, Stanley SD, Ilkiw JE. Hemodynamic effects of
    dexmedetomidine in isoflurane-anesthetized cats. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011

    Barter LS. Rabbit analgesia. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2011