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Department:  Anaesthesia and Pain Management


Joanne Michou

European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia


Joanne Michou

Jo graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006.  After time as an equine intern, two years working in mixed practice in Suffolk and time in small animal emergency practice, Jo undertook a three year residency in Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Cambridge.  The residency involved the highest training in all aspects of anaesthesia, pain management and critical care, in all species, particularly small animals, horses and farm animals.

Jo moved to Derby in December 2011 to develop the Anaesthesia and Pain Management team at Pride Veterinary Centre, where she provides expertise in anaesthesia and exemplary pain management. Jo loves all aspects of her job, particularly applied physiology, teaching and the problem solving challenges of anaesthesia. She has a passion for pain management and relishes the ability to provide first-class analgesia with the greatest benefit to many of the patients seen at Pride Veterinary Centre.  She has particular interests in local anaesthetic techniques, such as nerve blocks, epidural/spinal anaesthesia and wound diffusion catheters.

Jo aims to provide a friendly and approachable anaesthesia service to her colleagues at Pride Veterinary Centre and welcomes anaesthesia referrals and advice requests. She passed the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012 and is a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

When not working, Jo loves baking (attempting to be as good as the Great British Bake Off!) and spending time outdoors, tending to the vegetable patch and walking with her beautiful Springer Spaniel, Maggie.


Murdoch AP,  Michou JN.  The effect of loco-regional anaesthesia on motor activity induced by direct stimulation of the sciatic nerve in dogs.  Vet J. Volume 209, March 2016, Pages 139–143.

Michou JN, Leece EA.  Standing Sedation and Analgesia in the horse 1:  Drugs used in standing sedation and systemic analgesia.  In practice, 2012;34:524-531.

Michou JN, Leece EA.  Standing Sedation and Analgesia in the horse 2:  Local anaesthesia and analgesia techniques.  In practice, 2012;34:578-587.

Michou JN, Leece EA, Brearley JC.  Comparison of behavioural characteristics in dogs during induction of anaesthesia with two formulations of propofol and alfaxaloneVet Anaesth Analg. 2012 May;39(3):275-81.

Michou JN.  Practical Tips for Equine Field Anaesthesia, E-publication,, Oct 2010.

Michou JN.  Equine Pain Management, Veterinary Nurse Times CPD supplement, Jan 2010. 

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