Provides 4 total CE Credits

Saturday, August 17th, 2024, 9 AM – 1 PM (4 CE hrs)

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


Kelli Gibbon, LVT, VTS

GVTAA Conference Coordinator & Member at Large, Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia

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 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, ACVECC, ACVAA, DVM

Dr. Shih is double-boarded in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  He is Asian-Brazilian and graduated from the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil with his doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  He completed his residency in Veterinary Anesthesia at the University of Florida.  He then completed a fellowship in Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.  Following his residency and fellowship, he spent 12 years on faculty as an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Shih’s areas of interest include preload monitoring, hypovolemic shock, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 


Date of RegistrationPremier MembersIndividual Members Non-Members
On or Before July 31$50$85$225
After July 31$50$125 $350

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