College of Veterinary Medicine

Continuing Education for Veterinarians

Feline Anesthesia and Analgesia  


Dr. Tammy Grubb
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Anesthesia & Analgesia
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This course is for veterinarians

One hour, one CE Credit: $50   

Select any 2 week period through December 2013 during which you can access this course.

Cats present some anesthetic  & analgesic challenges that should be addressed. Small body size often makes drug dosing difficult, increases the challenge of finding appropriate equipment (anesthetic equipment, monitoring equipment, etc…) and increases the likelihood of size-related complications, like hypothermia. Furthermore, cats may react to drugs differently than dogs react and may metabolize certain drug classes differently.  However, these qualities that are unique to the cat do not provide an excuse for not utilizing the best anesthetic or analgesic techniques and drugs available to us on every single feline patient.  Drugs and techniques recommended for the cat will be discussed.

A handout on constant rate infusions is available to participants.

Instructions for signup

Click on the "Signup" link. Complete the form with your registration information. Your login name will be your email address. You will select your own password. If paying online by credit card, the course will be available upon completion of payment.  If paying by check, when payment has been received, your account will be activated and you will be notified. 

Course fee = $50  Payment can be made by check payable to Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine; or by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Payment by credit card can be made using our secure server during online registration.

How the course works

To use the course materials anytime during the open course period:

Click on the "Start course" link.

If you forget your password after your account has been activated, click on the "Forgot my password" link.

Voice - annotated slides are comparable to what would be shown in a live lecture. A slide containing text or a picture (or both) appears on the screen.  Each time you advance to the next slide you will hear the instructor discussing the information on the slide. To use the voice annotated slides, you must have speakers attached to your computer.

To receive CE credit and certificate you must complete the course exam. To start the exam click the link “Exam for CE Credit” located within the left navigation bar under the course topic.


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We suggest that you test your computer's ability to present the voice annotated lectures by playing any of the sample lectures.The on-line courses use the Flash movie player. If your computer does not have Flash installed you can obtain the player free-of-charge from the Adobe Web site.
Last Edited: Oct 02, 2014 9:12 PM   

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