VSPN TECH276-1121: Feline and Canine Anesthesia Case Challenges Module 2

The real time sessions for this course will be presented via Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and (Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Animal)


Course Open: November 29, 2021-December 23, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, December 6 and 13, 2021; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)    World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 6
RACE Category: 3 hours Medical

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Course Information:
This course will give the participants an opportunity to critically think about how and why anesthetic drug protocols are chosen for a particular canine or feline patient. Each session will use a mix of audio, video, and images to present various real-life clinical anesthetic case scenarios. The speaker will lead the participants through the case presenting different variables such as presentation, history, vital signs, blood work, etc. The participants will then be asked to select the best protocol for each case and what type of monitoring equipment would be ideal for each case.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Evaluate canine and feline anesthetic candidates on presentation and history.
  • Participate in selecting a proper anesthesia plan for the patient from pre-medication through post-operative care.
  • Select what monitoring equipment would be ideal for each case.
  • Examine and discuss techniques including CRIs, local, and epidural blocks.
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and/or veterinary teams actively interested in small animal anesthesia.
Course Prerequisites: None

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. (20-850715)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session December 6): Canine Anesthesia Case Presentations
During this session attendees will learn to assess canine anesthetic candidates based on history and presenting issues, determine appropriate anesthesia plan for each canine patient, and create a post-operative care plan. Proper monitoring techniques for patients will be addressed as well as the appropriate use of CRIs, local, and epidural blocks.


Week 2 (Real Time Session December 13): Feline Anesthesia Case Presentations
During this session attendees will learn to assess feline anesthetic candidates based on history and presenting issues, determine appropriate anesthesia plan for each feline patient, and create a post-operative care plan. Proper monitoring techniques for patients will be addressed as well as the appropriate use of CRIs, local, and epidural blocks.


Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

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Tuition: $63 ($57 early bird special if enrolled by November 15)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Enroll in both modules by November 15, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.
* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

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