AD148 – Advance25 How do I anaesthetise my…? Anaesthesia and co-existing diseases

£1,197.00 (+VAT)

25 Hours of Fully Flexible Online CPD / CE

This course starts on Tuesday 6th August 2024, with the last session taking place on Friday 13th September 2024.

In this course we will explore anaesthetics from a different angle: the diseased dog and cat that requires general anaesthesia in small animal practice. This course for you if you want to advance your knowledge, understanding and skills in veterinary anaesthesia avoiding the “one size fits all” approach. You’ll gain insights and learn protocols that you can use with your small animal patients on a daily basis, for better outcomes and lower stress levels.

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Learn in your own time with this fully flexible Advance25TM Course.

Enjoy unlimited access to your course materials for a full 12 months. Get the help you need to deal effectively with your anaesthesia patients.

Complete the course and get your CPD / CE Certificate for 25 Hours of learning.

Use your new knowledge and skills straight away in your practice.
Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.

Session 1 – Cardiovascular Patients

Patients that have congenital or acquired CV diseases that require anesthesia. Examples include: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitral valve disease, PDA, aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis.

We will discuss the importance of obtaining a full diagnosis and cardiac work up before anaesthesia to tailor the anaesthetic plan around your specific patient.

Respiratory Patients

Including: pneumonia, pulmonary contusion, asthma. We will discuss signs of respiratory distress and the importance of imaging the animal before anaesthesia so that you can formulate the best plan.

Session 2 – Endocrine System

Endocrine system Part 1

Including: Cushing’s disease, pheochromocytoma, Addison’s disease, hyper and hypothyroidism. We will focus on reviewing the specific body system changes and how they might affect your anaesthetic plan. We’ll also look at how the treatment of these diseases can affect your anaesthetic management.

Endocrine system Part 2

Including patients with: Diabetes, insulinoma, hyperparathyroidism

Session 3 – Neurological and Pregnant Patients

Neurological Patients

Including patients suffering from: seizures, intracranial masses and tumours, raised intra cranial pressure and intervertebral disc disease. We will look at how to manage the suspicion of raised intracranial pressure prior to and under anaesthesia. We will also discuss different options for your epileptic patients (including what we should not be scared about).

Pregnant and Neonatal Patients

Considerations you should make for pregnant animals requiring anaesthesia for caesarean sections or other procedures. Physiological differences of neonates and paediatric cases and how they can impact the peri-operative period will be discussed so that you can manage these patients effectively in your practice.

Session 4 – Renal and Hepatic

Renal and hepatic Patients

Renal failure or impairment, hepatic failure or impairment, porto-systemic shunts: we will discuss how you can stabilise the patient before anaesthesia and which drugs should be used and which you should avoid.

Head, Neck and Throat Patients

We’ll include mandibulectomy, maxillectomy, dental cases, brachycephalic breeds and laryngeal paralysis.  All of these procedures may affect the airways. We’ll also discuss the challenges these cases can present in the post-operative period.

Session 5 – Emergencies

Emergencies 1

Including: sepsis and massive haemorrage. How can you stabilise these cases before anaesthesia and/or referral? What information do you really need before anaesthesia and how should you obtain it?

Emergencies 2

Including: GDV, trauma, pyometra. Is there anything you can do better or different for these emergency cases?

Session 6 – Urogenital and Oncological Patients

Urogenital Patients

Including: ovariohysterectomy, castration, urethral obstruction. These are commonly encountered cases in first opinion practice; this is your chance to discuss any issues or questions you have with these patients in the interactive forum.

Oncological cases

We will discuss sedation options, acute and chronic pain management. These cases often require a long term analgesic plan so we will present some specific cases for discussion and we will discuss further options and limitations in the forum to help you with the patients you’re likely to see in your practice.

What do Vets Say About this Course?

‘Very useful, good structure. The state-of-the-art information in regard to the latest doses and protocols was most useful.’

‘Helps me feel more comfortable with my drug choices during anaesthetics of patients with underlying health conditions.’

‘Very useful cardiac disease section, routine neutering and emergencies as these are the main cases I have to anaesthetise myself.’

‘Really informative course, high standard, loads of useful info and good course notes/ lectures. Really applicable knowledge for difficult cases’

‘Loved how direct and succinct the lectures are along with useful recaps of physiology and mechanics of action of medications.’


Aurora Zoff DVM MRCVS CertAVP (VA) Dipl. ACVAA

Stefania Scarabelli DVM, MRCVS, Cert (AVP) VA, Dip ECVAA, Dip ACVAA

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