VCS 146 Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians I

Credit: 1.5

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VCS 145

Instructor: Paige Allen, MS, RVT

Course Description:

This is the second of 2 courses involving basic principles of anesthesia and anesthetic delivery for the veterinary technician. This course focuses on multi-species anesthetic techniques (small animal, large animal/equine, pocket pets), managing high risk patients, anesthetic complications, and pain management.

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.


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