Anesthesia Countdown: Preanesthesia (1188)
Veterinary Technology |  Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Sunday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||211




Kim Spelts CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia
PEAK Veterinary Anesthesia Services

Kim achieved VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) status in 2004. She has lectured at many local and national conferences to veterinary professionals to further their knowledge of anesthesia and analgesia. She was named the WVC Veterinary Technician Continuing Educator of the Year in 2011. She also co-authored the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats and is a contributing author to Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians and Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. She started her own business, PEAK Veterinary Anesthesia Services, in 2013 ( She strives to advance anesthesia knowledge and standards of care through advanced training and case management. Kim is currently the President-Elect of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Anesthesia is an event, not just a drug choice. Understanding this concept is key to becoming a safer anesthetist. A thorough patient evaluation and history review will allow the anesthetist to create a detailed, tailored, and balanced anesthesia plan of action for every patient. The goals of the preanesthesia phase will be discussed, as well as the agents and equipment available that will help ensure those goals are achieved.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the importance of thorough, advanced planning to create a safer anesthetic event

2. Understand the importance of developing anesthesia plans tailored to the individual's specific needs

3. Become familiar with planning tools and common drugs used to achieve goals of preanesthesia

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