Our Veterinary Anesthesiology Team

Martin Kennedy, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Martin Kennedy is a distinguished Board-Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist™ who brings a wealth of expertise to the renowned team at Apex Veterinary Specialists. His academic journey commenced at Cornell University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Driven by his passion for animal care, he subsequently pursued a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Kennedy’s dedication to advancing his skills led him to complete a rigorous residency program specializing in Anesthesia & Pain Management at the University of Wisconsin. He further honed his expertise through a comprehensive rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his tenure at Apex Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Kennedy held the position of head of the anesthesia service at a prominent referral practice in Cincinnati until December 2019. Subsequently, he contributed as an associate professor of anesthesia & pain medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Kennedy’s professional interests encompass an extensive array of anesthesia-related topics, including total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), high-risk patient management, and multimodal pain control. He enjoys mentoring budding anesthesiologists and imparting his extensive knowledge and experience to them. Committed to providing exceptional care, Dr. Kennedy employs his exceptional skills and unwavering dedication to benefit every patient.

Kurt Grimm, DVM, DACVAA

Kurt Grimm, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology is a former assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his DVM from Iowa State University in 1995 and later his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He is co-editor of several texts including Pain Management for the Small Animal Practitioner and Lumb and Jones’ Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 4th edition.

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