Advanced Anaesthesia in Small Animal Practice

This special 3-week short course is designed to help veterinary nurses and technicians safely and effectively manage anaesthesia in sick or compromised patients.

10% early bird discount


AUD 289

Training 5 or more people?

Enroll 5 or more members of your practice and avail a special discount on the course fee!

This course includes:

Course Outline:

This course will cover how to minimise patient risk factors prior to – and during anaesthesia, how to respond to abnormal patient parameters, and how to manage anaesthesia in patients with specific diseases – including heart failure, respiratory diseases (including brachycephalics), kidney disease, GDV and much more!

This is a fully-featured Vet Education online course, including 3 comprehensive live tutorials, extensive course notes and references, Q and A message boards and a special assessment task – all designed to give you the best preparation for your next complicated anaesthetic!
This week covers preparation of anaesthesia for the sick or compromised patient, and includes patient assessment, identification and correction of anaesthetic risk factors, and how to adjust the anaesthetic protocol to minimise risk to the patient – with the ultimate goal of optimising anaesthetic success.

This week will focus on emergency management of anaesthetic compilations, including abnormalities of cardiac rhythm, hypotension and hypertension, abnormal respiration, inappropriate anaesthetic depth, and cardiopulmonary arrest – with the goal of equipping you with the skills to successfully manage these challenging conditions in a timely manner.

This week will focus on specific anaesthetic requirements for patients with specific requirements, including patients with respiratory disease (including BOAS), cardiac disease, severe metabolic disease, sepsis, trauma, neurological disease, kidney disease and more. We’ll also outline approaches to anaesthesia of paediatric and geriatric patients as well!

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will have a sound knowledge of the following:

  • The principles and practice of risk reduction in the compromised anaesthetic patient, including patient assessment, manipulation of anaesthetic technique, and pre-anaesthetic therapies aimed at risk reduction
  • The diagnosis and emergency stabilisation of a wide range of anaesthetic implications, including respiratory, cardiac, cardiopulmonary arrest, hypertension, hypotension and inappropriate anaesthetic depth
  • The specific pre- intra-and post-anaesthetic requirements for patients with respiratory disease, cardiac disease, kidney disease, neurological disease, sepsis, trauma and geriatric or paediatric conditions

Course Tutor

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

10% early bird discount


AUD 289

Training 5 or more people?

Enroll 5 or more members of your practice and avail a special discount on the course fee!

Course Reviews

“I think this is the best cpd course I've ever been on”
“Really enjoy the presentations delivered during the emergency course. They are fantastic. Some of the best lectures around.”
“I have enjoyed the course so much. Thank you for everything! I am so glad I signed up because it truly was above and beyond my expectations”
“Thank you so much for this course Philip. You are a great teacher and speaker”
“Can’t praise the course content highly enough - and love the protocols.”
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Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Clin Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)
Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998.

Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU.
Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd ( – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature.

Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.

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