Online Seminar: Let’s Get This Party Started: Pre-anesthesia and Induction – Sept. 25

CVMA Online Seminars are convenient interactive presentations offering CEUs held online in real time. This learning platform allows you to participate from anywhere with internet access—from your practice, your home, on a business trip, or on vacation. Attending is as easy as a few mouse clicks. You will only need internet access and either an audio headset, computer audio, or a telephone.

This webinar is geared toward RVTs. 

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Course Description

Anesthesia is an event not just a drug choice. Understanding this concept is key to becoming a safer anesthetist. A thorough patient assessment and history review will allow the anesthetist to create a detailed, tailored, and balanced anesthetic plan of action for every patient. Many drugs are available to sedate, analgese, and induce anesthesia in dogs and cats. It is crucial that the anesthetist understand the cardiopulmonary effects as well as the benefits and potential side effects of these drugs. This webinar, geared towards technicians, will address the goals of the pre-anesthesia and induction phases of anesthesia as well as the agents and equipment available that will help ensure those goals are achieved.

Seminar participants will receive 1.5 units of CE credit.

This seminar is open to veterinary technicians, veterinarians, veterinary hospital staff, and veterinary students only.



Kim Spelts, BS, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)

Ms. Spelts initially worked as an emergency technician then joined the Anesthesia Department at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She became a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia in 2004 and started her own business, PEAK Veterinary Anesthesia Services, in 2013. Ms. Spelts has lectured at many major conferences and coauthored the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. She was also a contributing author for the books Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians and Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses.



Date and Time

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.


CVMA MembersNon-Members
DVM: $60DVM: $120
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $40RVT/Veterinary Staff: $80
DVM/RVT Student: $25DVM/RVT Student: $25


3 easy ways to register:

  • Register online
  • Download the PDF form for faxing or mailing
  • Call 800.655.2862 to register by phone

This course qualifies for 1.5 hours of interactive learning. Each paid registrant will be allowed access via one phone line and one log-in and will receive a certificate upon completion. When you register, a URL will be sent to the registered attendee email with login information on how to begin the webinar. CVMA reserves the right to invoice those individuals and/or organizations that are logged in or connected from telephone numbers that don’t correspond to a paid registration.

If multiple registrants intend to view the online seminar together under one log-in, please contact the CVMA office for an attendance form at 800.655.2862 or email staff@cvma.net.

All registrations must be received the day before the online seminar in order to participate.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted by fax, email, or regular mail no later than seven (7) days before the seminar to receive a full refund, less a 10 percent administration fee.

Attn: Meetings & Events Department
California Veterinary Medical Association – Pre-anesthesia and Induction Online Seminar
1400 River Park Dr, Ste 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
By fax: 916.646.9156
By email: staff@cvma.net

If you have any questions, please call the CVMA office at 800.655.2862.

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