Dr. Ralph Harvey teaches anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee College of
Veterinary Medicine. He has served there as the Director of Small Animal Surgical
Services and as a member of the University Faculty Senate. His advanced training included
internship, residency and fellowship at Cornell's Veterinary and Medical Colleges.
He has also worked in private small animal practice. He is certified by the American
College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists as a Veterinary Anesthesiologist, has served as
the Executive Secretary of the ACVA, and as a member of the ACVA Board of Directors. Dr.
Harvey has received the UTCVM Brandy Memorial Award for “sensitivity and compassion for
veterinary patients and the ability to instill these qualities in veterinary students,”
and he has also received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Tennessee
Veterinary Medical Association. His community and public service activities have included
work with regional science fair programs, Explorer Scouting, The Leukemia/Lymphoma
Society, and regional environmental advocacy. 



Multicenter clinical evaluation of a multi-dose formulation of propofol in the dog (with Khursheed R. Mama, James S. Gaynor, Sheilah A. Robertson, Robbin L. Koenig, and Elizabeth M. Cozzi), BMC Veterinary Research (2013)


Determination of propofol using high performance liquid chromatography in whole blood with fluorescence detection. (with J. Yarbrough and Sherry Cox), Journal of Chromotographic Science (2012)

High-performance liquid chromatography method for the determination of propofol has been developed and validated. Following...



AAHA anesthesia guidelines for dogs and cats (with Richard Bednarski, Kurt Grimm, Victoria M. Lukasik, W Sean Penn, Brett Sargent, and Kim Spelts), Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (2011)

Safe and effective anesthesia of dogs and cats rely on preanesthetic patient assessment and preparation....



A Comparison of Four Methods of Analgesia In Cats Following Ovariohysterctomy (with Karen M. Tobias and JM Byarlay), Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (2006)

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of preoperative administration of oral carprofen, subcutaneous ketoprofen, and local...



Blood Pressure Measurement in Dogs and Cats: Tools and Techniques (with Lydia Love), Compendium for Continuing Education for Veterinarians (2006)