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North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society Virtual Spring Symposium
May 6 and 7, 2023

In collaboration with ACVAA and AVTAA.

Registration starting Feb 1, 2023


Saturday, May 6


All Times Pacific 

Advanced Stream

7:00 - Management of the Difficult Airway

Rachel Reed, DVM, DACVAA 

Clinical Associate Professor - University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

8:10 - Perioperative Intravenous Fluids: Finding Balance


Clinical Assistant Professor, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

9:20 - CPR for Anesthetists (RECOVER 2012)

Veronica Salazar, LV, MSc, PhD, DipACVAA, DipECVAA

Head Anesthesia Section, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary School, Alfonso X El Sabio University

10:30 - Anesthesia for Advanced Cardiac Procedures - A Case Based Discussion

Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA

Professor, Veterinary Anesthesiology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University

VTS Technician Specialty Talks

11:50 - Capnography for the Veterinary Anesthetist

Alyssa Stair, LVMT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

13:00 - Deconstructing the ECG – What you need to know for basic ECG interpretation

Tracey Lawrence RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Sunday, May 7

General Practitioner Stream

7:00 Pain Physiology and Pathophysiology: Focus on Development of Chronic Postsurgical Pain (CPSP)

Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, DACVAA, President-Elect IVAPM

8:10 - Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Abdominal Procedures

Diego A. Portela, MV, PhD, DACVAA

9:20 - Trending Modalities in Integrative Pain Management

Conny Mosley, DVM, DACVAA, CVA

10:30 - New and Updated Anesthesia and Analgesia Drug Offerings for Small Animal Patients


VTS Technician Specialty Talks 

11:50 - Pulse Oximetry: Tips, Tricks and Dispelling Myths

Claire Woolford, RVN, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia)

13:00 - The Key to Perfusion: Blood Pressure Monitoring & Hypotension Treatment

Bonnie Lockridge, BASc, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

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