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

In collaboration with ACVAA and AVTAA.


View the conference on your tablet or phone, keep up with schedule changes and interact with both staff and other attendees, please download the app. See below for the link. 

Saturday, May 6

All Times Pacific 

Advanced Stream

​7:00 - Opening Remarks

Christine Egger, DVM, MVSc, CVMA, CVH, DACVAA

Clinical Anesthesiologist, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

7:10 - Management of the Difficult Airway

Rachel Reed, DVM, DACVAA 

Clinical Associate Professor - University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

8:20 - Perioperative Intravenous Fluids: Finding Balance


Clinical Assistant Professor, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

9:30 - 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

10:40 - 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

12:10 - Capnography for the Veterinary Anesthetist

Alyssa Stair, LVMT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

13:20 - 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

9:30 - Trending Modalities in Integrative Pain Management

Conny Mosley, DVM, DACVAA, CVA

10:40 - New and Updated Anesthesia and Analgesia Drug Offerings for Small Animal Patients


VTS Technician Specialty Talks 

12:00 - Pulse Oximetry: Tips, Tricks and Dispelling Myths

Claire Woolford, RVN, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia)

13:10 - The Key to Perfusion: Blood Pressure Monitoring & Hypotension Treatment

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

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