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Professional continuing education meetings emphasizing anesthesia or analgesia may be eligible to be listed here. Please contact the Executive Secretary for more information on submission requirements.


Jan 15th – Feb 26th, 2021 (7 weekly live-streamed & interactive Modules)

The first of its kind anywhere, this exciting webinar series will familiarize you with a range of topics within the relatively new and rapidly-evolving field of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Taught by world-renowned experts, each session will introduce you to different ultrasound-guided regional anesthetic techniques that can be used to provide anesthesia and analgesia for commonly-preformed surgical procedures in small animals. Topic areas include epidural anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks of the thoracic and pelvic limbs, and fascial plane blocks of the abdomen and thorax. Pertinent literature will be considered; however, the main focus of each session will be to introduce you to these ultrasound-guided techniques and how to successfully incorporate use of these blocks into clinical practice. Through in-depth discussions of anatomy, drug selection, required equipment, what are the desired ultrasound images to obtain, and expected effects and contraindications, you will develop a working understanding of these important new techniques and how you can use these blocks to contribute to multimodal pain management and balanced anesthesia in your own small animal patients.

This series covers the following 7 topics that have conveniently been split up into 2 ½-hour weekly sessions that cover:

  • Introduction to Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques
  • Epidural Anesthesia
  • The Thoracic Limb
  • Proximal Pelvic Limb Surgery
  • Stifle & Distal Pelvic Limb Surgery
  • Interfascial Plane Blocks & The Abdomen
  • The Trunk

For further information or to register please click here or contact 

Additional Information:      18 CE Hours for Veterinarians


Luis Campoy, LV CertVA, Dipl.ECVAA, MRCVS

Matt Read, DVM, MVSc, Dipl.ACVAA

Maja Drozdzynska, DVM, MVetMed, Dipl.ECVAA, MRCVS


Qualified vets: USD 790.00 for the entire series or USD 140 each session.

Discounts available for Students, Interns/Residents



Certificate Course in Principles Techniques of Small Animal Anesthesia

Certificate Course in Principles Techniques of Small Animal Anesthesia, Preoperative Analgesia and Critical Patient Care– ACVAA & AVTAA Endorsed & RACE -Approved Program for Veterinary Technicians

For information and registration please visit:

North America:


Certificate course: Equine Anesthesia, Analgesia & Perioperative Care (Anästhesie, Analgesie & Perioperative, Versorgung beim Pferd)

A Continued Education Program for Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses in 3 modules. This course will be offered in Europe and North America in 2019.

Please check out these websites for more information:

For Veterinarians:
For Veterinary nurses or technicians:

Certificate Course in Equine Anesthesia, Analgesia & Perioperative Care

Registration for the 2020/21 ACVAA- & AVTAA-Endorsed & RACE-Approved Certificate Course in Equine Anesthesia, Analgesia & Perioperative Care at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY is now open and more information can be found by visiting:


Inaugural NAVAS Symposium- 2021 International Meeting

NAVAS (North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society, will host its first annual symposium on Friday March 5 – Sunday March 7, 2021.  On Friday, March 5th, NAVAS and the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA, will co-host scientific abstract presentations.  On Saturday March 6th and Sunday March 7th, NAVAS will provide CE at the advanced and practitioner/technician level in partnership with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) and the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA). This will be a virtual conference with topics that should be of interest to all levels of anesthesia skill. In addition to the scientific abstracts, main subject areas  include reviews of cardiovascular physiology and monoclonal antibodies and their role in anesthesia, lectures on monitoring anesthetized patients, and local anesthetic and analgesic techniques for all levels. Details on the daily schedule, registration process, and cost will be made available soon.

NC Veterinary Pain Short Course hosted by CPREC (NC State Comparative Pain Research and Education Center)

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to host the sixth international Veterinary Pain Short Course on pain, pain mechanisms and novel therapies in veterinary medicine, April 22 – 24, 2021. NOTE: The 2021 meeting will be held as a virtual event. This meeting is unique in veterinary medicine for its emphasis upon fundamental (basic) principles and mechanisms of pain as they pertain to the veterinary patient. This is a continuation of the Veterinary Pain Course organized by Bill Muir and held at UCSD in the past.

For details on the schedule, registration, and accommodations please visit their website at


Save the date for IVECCS 2021 with plans to be held at:
September 11-15, 2021
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN