Dr. Mama received her DVM from Washington State University, completed her internship at the University of Guelph and Residency in anesthesia and critical patient care at UC Davis. She is currently a faculty member at Colorado State University. She enjoys managing anesthesia for a variety of species while also teaching DVM and graduate students. Her research interests are directed at improving patient care and safety. She feels fortunate that as part of her job she has had the opportunity to advance anesthesia and pain management through continuing education for veterinarians and technicians in many different venues both nationally and internationally.