VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Anesthesia/Analgesia

Associate Editor

Charles McGrath

Charles McGrath

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1975


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1972

Current Professional Activities

  • Visiting Faculty: St. George's University, Grenada, WI (2001–present)
  • Anesthesiology Consultant (Abbott Labs, Pfizer Animal Health)

Past Professional Activities

  • Faculty: University of Minnesota (1975–1981)
  • Faculty: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (1981–2000)

Marital Status

  • Attached to Meghan Richey (also DVM and DACVA)


  • Son: Rob, age 32

Surrogate Children

  • Too many horses, mainly thoroughbreds (Bojangles) and warmbloods (Sven) plus 4 others
  • A blue heeler, a house cat named “Mouth”, several barn cats, and a peacock


  • When I'm in the US, Dressage and combined training.
  • When I'm in Grenada, sailing.

Favorite Quote

“The best drug is the one you know how to use well.”

What I Like Most About VIN

The friendly enthusiasm of members, their dedication to learning and willingness to share ideas

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