Practical Anesthesia (VTAN 1300)

This course is designed for postgraduate Veterinary Technologists/ Technicians/ Nurses (National and International) working in small animal practice.

This is the final course in the Veterinary Anesthesia Refresher Certificate and consists of a 4 day in person wet lab.

Course Content

Course Content

By the end of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use, maintain, leak test, and troubleshoot common anesthetic equipment
  • Troubleshoot common monitoring equipment
  • Choose appropriate anesthetic protocols for selected patients
  • Accurately calculate drug doses for routine anesthetic protocols
  • Safely and efficiently intubate a model patient
  • Correctly and accurately complete anesthetic monitoring sheets, controlled drug logs and medical records
  • Safely demonstrate dental blocks, line block, testicular block, ring block
  • Safely administer and monitor anesthetics in dogs and cats
  • Predict, recognize and/or treat anesthetic complications and emergencies
  • Apply protocols for CPR to a cardiac arrest simulation
  • Work as part of a team and effectively communicate with team members

Course Outline

Instruction Method

Instruction Method

Synchronous, in person wet lab

To pass the lab course, students must successfully demonstrate mastery of the skills.

Pre-Requisites

Pre-Requisites

  • Current registration as a Veterinary Technologist or a Registered Animal Health Technologist in any North American (Canada/USA) Jurisdiction or;
  • Degree or diploma in Veterinary Technology, Animal Health Technology or Veterinary Nursing or;
  • Veterinary degree (Doctor or Veterinary Medicine or international equivalent)
Grading

Grading

Minimum grade to pass is B (75%).

Learning Resources

Learning Resources

All resources are provided within the course. There are no additional textbooks required.

Completion Timeframe

Completion Timeframe

24 hours (4 days).

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$969.00

Upcoming Dates
  • June 2025 (tentative, subject to change)
    Location: ϼ Coquitlam Campus
    1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3

June 2024 lab cancelled due to low registration. 

NOTE: The wet lab requires six (6) registrants to run.  If there are not enough registrants, the wet lab will be postponed.