Updates in Feline and Canine Anesthesia


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed

This meeting is sponsored by Hill’s.

Topics will include:

  • Sedation and Short-Term Anesthesia in Dogs and Cats
  • Selecting Appropriate Anesthetic Induction Agents in Dogs and Cats – Using case-based examples, these presentations will focus on a review and update of drugs used for sedation, analgesia, and induction of anesthesia. Mention of at-home sedatives and tranquilizers and adjunct drugs (e.g., maropitant) will be included.
  • Anesthesia Complications and their Management  – A discussion of common anesthesia complications (e.g., bradycardia, hypotension, hypoventilation, arrhythmias, etc.), appropriate tools used to monitor for these (e.g., ECG, capnograph, etc.) and supportive strategies (e.g., fluids, inotropes, etc.) employed during anesthesia will be the focus of this presentation.

Dr. Mama received her DVM in 1989 from Washington State University, then completed a large animal rotating internship at the University of Guelph. This along with her experiences during her senior year in veterinary school confirmed a passion of anesthesia. She pursued an anesthesia and critical care residency at the University of California-Davis and following its completion in 1993, chose to stay and work at UC Davis for 3 years before moving to Colorado State University where she has been a faculty member since 1996. She enjoys managing a diverse variety of species while also teaching DVM and graduate students, and has pursued research interests directed at improving patient care and safety. She feels fortunate that as part of her job she has had the opportunity to advance anesthesia and pain management through continuing education for veterinarians in many different venues both nationally and internationally.

This meeting will be held at Watershed Stewardship Center at the West Creek Reservation in Parma, OH.


Bookings are closed for this event.