Provides 4 total CE Credits

Sunday, May 5th, 2024, 12 – 4 PM (4 CE hrs)

Registration covers 1 Veterinarian and 1 Support staff member

Join this session from your hospital – gather your anesthetic team and prepare to learn together with your anesthesia machine handy!


This webinar will cover:

  • Anesthesia Machine Anatomy and Applications
  • Spontaneous Ventilation Under Anesthesia and Monitoring Techniques
  • Anesthesia protocol on sick patients

This course will illustrate the functions of the anesthesia machine as well as the parts of a complete veterinary anesthesia system from oxygen to waste anesthetic gas disposal and everything in between. Parts of commonly used machines and troubleshooting will be reviewed, and pressure checking will be demonstrated. To round out the course, oxygen flow rates and breathing circuits will be discussed.

This course will review basic respiratory physiology and how anesthesia affects ventilation in otherwise healthy dogs and cats. Common terminology pertaining to ventilation will be defined with an emphasis on hypoventilation and atelectasis and how that affects the patients and their anesthetic plane. Each commonly used anesthetic drug will be identified as well as their effects on ventilation. A comparison and contrast of the pulse oximeter and the capnograph will be discussed and a brief introduction to capnography and capnogram waveforms will be presented. Attendees do not have to have current knowledge or experience with capnography to appreciate this lecture.

There are several anesthetic sedative and analgesic medication to choose from. We will talk about how to choose anesthetic protocols. We will talk about how to alter this protocol for patients with different disease. We will focus on patients with cardiac disease, sepsis, trauma, urinary and renal disease


Date of RegistrationPremier MembersIndividual Members Non-Members
On or Before April 19$150$250$400
After April 19$150$375$500

Provides a total of 4 CE Credits for both you and one support staff member.

Space is limited! Save your spot now!

Registration will close May 3rd!



Kelli is a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) and has been working in the veterinary field since her first job as a veterinary assistant in 1996. In 2002, she received her associate degree in veterinary technology from Bel Rea Institute for Animal Technology. After spending most of her career focused on anesthesia, she obtained her veterinary technician specialty (VTS) certification in 2012 in anesthesia and analgesia. Kelli’s passion for learning and teaching best practices in veterinary anesthesia led her to where she is today, after 6 years of servicing and repairing anesthesia machines, she took ownership over a well-established service company with a vast southeastern US territory. This responsibility has pushed her to live up to her full potential and it is her hope to inspire others in her profession. Being exposed to a large variety of veterinary facilities placed Kelli in a unique position to fill a void around anesthesia education. While providing the highest possible standards in anesthesia machine service is her primary goal, making basic anesthesia education accessible to her community is her way to encourage enrichment in current clinical training programs advancing the veterinary technology profession. With solid credentials and over a decade of public speaking experience, she is a popular lecturer in many local, state and regional conferences. As of January 2023, Kelli is proud to have joined the board of the Georgia Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association (GVTAA) with hopes of developing more opportunities for continuing education on a local level. Encouraging the technician’s mastery of skills like veterinary anesthesia will empower LVT’s and veterinary assistants to grow their careers while enhancing job satisfaction and staff retention.

Dr. Andre Shih graduated in Veterinary Medicine from University of Sao Paulo Brazil. He moved to the US and finished his DVM training at the University of Wisconsin. Upon graduation he worked as an Emergency veterinarian in WI. He completed his anesthesia residency became board certified in Anesthesia Analgesia. Was a faculty at University of Florida anesthesia service for 10 years. He decided to do a second residency in Emergency Critical Care, became board certified. After that he moved to private practice and is the owner and medical director of Dogwood Veterinary Specialty in Atlanta Georgia. His area of research includes cardio pulmonary resuscitation neuropathic pain and advanced hemodynamic monitoring.