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02 Jan - 21 May 2024

Stay up to date with the ever-changing world of anesthesia and analgesia  

Whichever pathway you choose to follow in your veterinary career, whether diagnostic imaging, surgery, or internal medicine, anesthesia will be an integral part of your day-to-day work. In this Focus 20 program, the core subjects of pain and analgesia, anesthesia equipment and monitoring, anesthetic drugs and fluids therapy, and managing anesthetic complications and emergencies will be covered. 

As you progress in your own area of interest and your caseload becomes more diverse and complicated, the special considerations modules will cover more in-depth subjects, such as anesthesia for patients with endocrine, cardiac, or neurological diseases. 


What does this Focus 20 program include?

This Focus 20 program is delivered online via our world-leading Learning Management Platform, with an optional practical attendance module at the end of the online modules to allow you to consolidate your knowledge in our practical facilities. This is an unparalleled and fascinating program written by experienced specialists that addresses essential topics, such as: 

  • Assess acute and chronic pain in dogs and cats and produce appropriate analgesic plans for various conditions and procedures

  • Different anesthetic drugs for use in dogs and cats and formulate appropriate anesthetic plans for a variety of canine and feline patients

  • The function of a variety of anesthetic equipment and monitors and identify situations where their use would be appropriate

  • Fluid therapy and transfusion plans for patients and be able to perform relevant calculations

  • The key components that contribute to anesthetic safety and perform basic and advanced cardio-pulmonary resuscitation


Who is this Focus 20 program suitable for?

This program is suitable for all veterinary surgeons, including those who have an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and/or Postgraduate Certificate awarded by Harper Adams University.   

Key features of this program

Five Interactive Modules

Accessible online with an optional practical attendance module and delivered over 5 months

Online and face to face

Access 24/7 via our world-leading Learning Management Platform and attend the optional practical module to consolidate your learning

RCVS Knowledge Library

Free one year access to the RCVS Knowledge Library

Module Tutor Support

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor or Course Director who is recognized in their subject field 

Improve Veterinary Practice Membership

One-year free access to Improve Veterinary Practice Membership 

Course Director

The Course Director is Nikki Grint BVSc PhD Cert VA DVA DipECVAA MRCVS 

ISVPS Foundation Certificate (FCert)

The ISVPS Foundation Certificate (FCert)  is suitable if you have gained an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) or Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) as it provides a more detailed insight into subjects that may have been studied as part of a modular program previously. It is also relevant to those vets looking for a stand-alone update in a chosen area of interest

Programme Details

Module Summary

Venue: Online
Date: 02 Jan - 21 May 2024

Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia - Focus 20

40 CPD Hours
6 Modules
5 Online sessions
1 Webinar
1 Optional Practical Attendance Module
Price From $1,875.00
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20 ISVPS credits

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This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a Foundation Certificate

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