Pain Management and Regional Nerve Blocks in Small Animal Dentistry (1889)
Veterinary Technology |  Dentistry
Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||212B




Vickie Byard CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ
PetED Veterinary Education and Training Resources

Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ is a certified veterinary technician with over 30 years of experience. She has crafted a diversified and exciting career for herself. Vickie has worked at Rau Animal Hospital in Glenside, PA since 1985. Early in her career, she began teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Manor College Veterinary Technology program while working full time clinically. In 2006, Vickie became a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and she is a past-president of the academy. In 2008, she was invited to join a group of stellar technicians, the Bayer Technician Advisory Council, interacting with over 100 'stand-out' technicians mentoring their ability to reach their career goals. Vickie has authored numerous articles and has contributed chapters for veterinary technology books. In 2010 Ms. Byard was honored as the Veterinary Technician of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania. In 2013 Vickie was given the much esteemed honor of being chosen as NAVTA's Veterinary Technician of the Year. Most recently, she obtained official recognition as a Certified Veterinary Journalist. Although, she is still working clinically, Vickie is the founder of, and frequent blogger for, PetEDâ„¢ Veterinary Education and Training Resources, a source for hands-on, in-house training for veterinary practice.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


This discussion introduces the technician to the reason that regional nerve blocks are an important addition to a balanced anesthetic protocol. Drugs and doses will be discussed and proper placement will be demonstrated. Topics also covered pain scores, pre-emptive analgesia and post-operative analgesia.

Learning Objectives

1. To introduce the practical reasons that regional nerve blocks are important to anesthetic depths.

2. To provide some background relating to the mixture of these drugs.

3. To demonstrate proper placement.

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