Virginia Tech to Host Equine Anesthesia CE Weekend

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, located in Leesburg, has announced it will be hosting equine anesthesia lectures and wet labs for veterinarian professionals during their Equine Anesthesia Continuing Education (CE) Weekend. The basic programs will be held on Oct. 8, and the advanced programs will be held Oct. 9.

The basic program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will cover the following topics in lectures:

  • Drugs used in equine anesthesia;
  • Equipment and monitoring in equine anesthesia;
  • Complications in equine anesthesia; and
  • Anesthesia for specific procedures.

The afternoon wet lab for the basic program will include hands-on practice in all phases of equine anesthesia.

The advanced program will also begin at 8:00 a.m. and will include lectures covering:

  • Advanced cardiovascular monitoring;
  • Ventilation;
  • Local and regional anesthesia/analgesic techniques; and
  • Blood gas measurement and analysis.

The advanced wet lab will include hands-on practice of the topics discussed in the lectures. Advanced wet lab participants must be DVMs or licensed technicians.

Lunch is included in the program fees, which are outlined on the registration form.

Mail completed form and payment to the address listed under the map on the registration form and send to the attention of Elaina Maze, Patient Accounts. Call 703/771-6875 for credit card payments.

For more information, contact Samantha Rowland at 703/771-6800, 703/771-6823, or by email at

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