Wednesday 20th March 2024


Wed 20 March

09.30 - 09.45am



09.45 - 10.30am

Physiology and mechanics of ventilation

  • Lauren Brown - RVN Dip AVN (Small Animal), VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

In this session, we use the most recent research and evidence based recommendations to discuss the more complex physiology of ventilation in dogs and cats.


10.45 - 11.30am

Using our Tools and Equipment

  • Denise Tonry - NCert(Anaes) VNECC VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

We will discuss how to effectively use capnography, spirometry, ventilator waveforms and blood gas analysis in order to monitor both mechanical and manual ventilation.


12.00 - 12.45pm

Common Ventilators

  • Daisy Norgate - BVetMed MVetMed DipECVAA MRCVS
  • Courtney Scales - DipVN NCert(Anaesth) PgCertVAA RVN

Similar to learning to drive, once you grasp some of the fundamentals, you will be able to hop into any seat (or theatre!) and start mechanically ventilating.


12.45pm - 2.45pm

Lunch (provided) and practical sessions

  • All speakers


2.45 - 3.30pm

Flexing what we’ve just learnt - Case-Based Examples

  • Andrew Foster - BVSc MVetMed DipECVAA MRCVS

Flexing what we’ve just learned, we work through case-based examples outlining ventilatory concerns, considerations and implementation in a range of scenarios.


3.30 - 4.30 pm

Panel Discussion

  • All speakers

So, you’re interested in pursuing your post-graduate certificate or your VTS in anaesthesia? Maybe you’ve already started! Understand what it involves from beginning to end. from the people who’ve been there and done it.