Advanced Anesthesia for Small Animals

About the Course:

This course will give a review of the common anesthetic drugs. It will cover the effects that you will see as well as any contraindications of each drug. This course will include the many pre-operative drugs, induction agents, inhalation agents, and pain medications. It will also briefly cover local and regional nerve blocks. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Evaluate and select drugs to create a balanced anesthetic protocol 
  • Select drugs for anesthesia based on patient-related factors, procedure length, and invasiveness of the procedure
  • Identify appropriate delivery systems and anesthetic agents, develop safe and appropriate anesthetic and analgesia protocols, and manage anesthetic emergencies in small animals
  • Identify conditions, evaluate and utilize appropriate anesthetic agents, and implement local and regional blocks
  • Predict any complications that may occur and be able to act on these problems as they arise.

About the Author 

Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM was Raised in Calhoun, LA. She knew since she was a little girl that her dream was to become a veterinarian. Dr. Ochoa attended Louisiana Tech for her undergraduate school, and then attended St. George University to complete veterinary school. After veterinarian school, Dr. Ochoa moved to east Texas and focuses on both small and exotic animals.