Pocket Sized Fun: Small Animal Anesthesia
(RACE 1.0 CEU)

Bunnies, Guinea Pigs, other small mammals, oh my!  The utmost care and attention must be paid to these small mammals anesthetic management. This lecture will focus on the pre anesthetic work up, catheterization and intubation techniques, maintenance anesthesia and recovery complications of rabbits, rats, guinea pigs and chinchillas.

RACE 1.0 Hours for Vet Techs & Vets

RACE Program #: 20-940613

RACE Provider #: 50-36598

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Meet the Instructor

Marcia Fletcher, RVNS, Dip V.N (Distinction), VTS (Anaesthesia/Analgesia)

Marcia is a registered veterinary nurse specialist and an international speaker. Having 20 years’ experience in veterinary anaesthesia, she started her career working for the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in New Zealand and was the senior anaesthesia nurse there for over 16 years.

In 2011 she became New Zealand’s first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She has been awarded New Zealand’s “Vet Nurse of the Year”, and several teaching awards including “Teacher of the Year”.

Marcia is also a RECOVER certified instructor of both basic and advanced CPR. In 2020 Marcia left the university teaching life and created The Pink Stethoscope, her platform to elevate veterinary anaesthesia within the entire veterinary community. Through The Pink Stethoscope she independently provides postgraduate veterinary anaesthesia education, training, webinars and consultations both nationally and internationally.

Marcia loves all aspects of veterinary anaesthesia teaching. Her passion has always been instilling anaesthesia knowledge to the greater veterinary profession - to make a somewhat challenging subject less stressful, and ultimately to empower veterinary professionals to continue their anaesthesia learning journey.

Away from work Marcia is a busy kiwi mum, enjoying her home life with her husband, daughter, son, and very special “fur-daughter” Minnie the tuxedo cat.

Do you want to feel more confident with all things anaesthesia?
Got a tricky anaesthesia case coming up that you would like some guidance with?
Would you like further training for you and your team? Then contact Marcia here: https://www.thepinkstethoscope.co.nz/contact

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