Annatasha Bartel is originally from Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2008. She then worked in small animal private practice for a number of years before pursuing a rotating small animal internship at a private referral hospital in Mississauga, Ontario. She is currently completing a three year residency in anesthesia and analgesia at Cornell. Her professional interests include the successful anesthetic management of the critically ill patient and multimodal analgesia, with a particular emphasis on locoregional nerve block techniques. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling internationally, rugby, and the theatre.