Exotic Small Mammal PE & Venipuncture Techniques
(RACE 1.0 CEU)

This lecture will discuss safe capture and restraint techniques in common companion exotic small mammal species.  Physical examination techniques will also be discussed in detail, including what special equipment is needed for each group major group of exotic small mammal.  Lastly, venipuncture landmarks and successful blood collection techniques in common companion exotic small mammal species such a rabbits, rodents, and ferrets will be discussed in detail. 

RACE 1.0 Hours for Vet Techs & Vets

RACE Program #: 20-1098136

RACE Provider #: 50-36598

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Meet the Instructor

Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) and (Clinical Practice - Companion Exotic Animal)

Jody Nugent-Deal is a Registered Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia/Analgesia and Clinical Practice – Exotic Companion Animal.  She has worked for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the Companion Exotics Department for 10 years and currently the Anesthesia Department where she is the supervisor.  
She is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and currently serves as the executive secretary for the group as well as the appeals committee chair.  Jody is also an active member with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia having served on the nominations, credentials, and appeals committees.  Currently she serves as the President for the AVTAA as well as the appeals committee chair.  

Jody is passionate about teaching and life-long learning.  She recently started her own company where she provides CE via online webinars and in-clinic hands-on training. She regularly lectures for VSPN and VetMedTeam, teaching anesthesia, analgesia, and exotic animal medicine. Jody has had the opportunity to lecture throughout North America since 2000 on anesthesia and various exotic animal topics as well as publishing numerous articles and book chapters for both canine/feline and exotic animal medicine and anesthesia topics.    
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