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Anesthesia for Companion Exotic Small Mammals
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10/5/2015 to 11/12/2015
When: 10/5/2015
Where: Online- VSPN
Presenter: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Exotic Companion Animal

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Real Time Sessions (RTS): Monday, October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 2015, 8:30-10:00pm ET (USA)
Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area. 

The instructor for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions. 
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will cover basic to advanced anesthetic techniques in exotic small mammals seen in companion animal practice such as rabbits, ferrets, Guinea pigs, chinchillas, and small rodents. Veterinary technicians will benefit from this course to enhance team medicine and patient care. Participants in this course should have some prior clinical experience with anesthesia delivery in small companion animals such as dogs, cats, and/or exotic small mammals.

VSPN CE Course: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians only. 
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.  

Course Description:
This course will introduce veterinary support staff to both basic and advanced anesthesia techniques which can be utilized on common exotic small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, Guinea pigs, chinchillas, and small rodents. Special equipment, drug protocol selection, monitoring techniques, catheterization, and intubation techniques will be emphasized. Advanced anesthetic techniques such as epidural anesthesia/analgesia and analgesic constant rate infusions will be discussed in detail. 

This course consists of of four (4) ninety (90) minute Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session). Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. 

The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen. For more information, please visit

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