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Lindsay Howard

Katrina Lafferty

 Kristin Spring 


Heidi Reuss-Lamky

 Susan Burns

 Brenda Feller

Kristin Cooley

 Kim Spelts


  35th Annual Conference
  New Orleans, Louisiana

   August 2-6, 2014

Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)(Surgery)

Will provide  2  wetlabs on  regional analgesic techniques during  the 2014 AVMA  Conference in  Denver, Colorado

Lab attendees will perform dental blocks or a  variety of  other regional anesthetic techniques (including brachial  plexus  blocks,  intercostal and ring  blocks, and epidural  analgesia, among  others) utilizing canine and feline cadaver models  under the guidance  of VTS (Anesthesia) instructors.

Register on the AVMA website  today!

Dental Nerve  Blocks  for  Technicians, Tuesday July  29th, 8am-12noon

Regional  Analgesic  Techniques, Monday 28, July 28th,  8am-12noon


Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

VSPN CE Course TECH238-0514: Tame That Cat! Get a Better Handle on Feline Anesthesia


Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anes) and (CP - Exotics)

VSPN CE Course TECH237-0314: Anesthesia for the Reptile Patient

UC Davis "Back to School Symposium
July 26 and 27, 2014

Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anes) (CP-Exotics)

Lab:  Anesthetic Protocol Selection: Why Having a Patient Specific Protocol Matters 

Anesthetic Drugs: A Review for Veterinary
Advanced Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques
Performing Quality Anesthesia in Exotic Small Mammals

Craig Cornell RVT, VTS (ECC):

Managing Anesthetic Related Respiratory Complications
Monitoring the Anesthetized Patient  
Managing Anesthetic Related Cardiovascular Complications

IVECCS September  2014

Sept. 11th:
Advanced Anesthetic Techniques for Exotic Animals

Sept. 12th:
Physical Exam and Venipuncture Techniques in Exotic Small Mammals
Management of the Critically Ill Exotic Animal, Part 1
Management of the Critically Ill Exotic Animal, Part 2

CVC San Diego December 7th, 2014:

Management of the critically ill exotic small mammal    
Management of the critically ill reptile     
ABCDs of dental disease in exotic small mammals
Anesthetic drugs: A review for veterinary technicians 
Performing quality anesthesia on companion avian patients 
Performing quality anesthesia on exotic small mammals 


This is a comprehensive class that covers rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, sugar gliders and hedge hogs. We do cover some anesthetic techniques as well. This is a case based class and is RACE approved. It is on-demand so you go at your own pace. 

Fall Conference for Veterinary Technicians & Assistants

Saturday October 18, 2014

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine