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As a vet or a nurse often the words ‘rabbit’ or ‘rodent’ and ‘anaesthesia’ send feelings dread into the staff members having to deal with these types of patient. These species have a reputation of high mortality and complications following an anaesthetic. However anaesthesia of rabbits and rodents need not be so stressful.

This session is part of the Veterinary Nursing Day, available to Veterinary Nurses only. Tickets for the Nursing Day only are available for £180.00.

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As a vet or a nurse often the words ‘rabbit’ or ‘rodent’ and ‘anaesthesia’ send feelings dread into the staff members having to deal with these types of patient. These species have a reputation of high mortality and complications following an anaesthetic. However anaesthesia of rabbits and rodents need not be so stressful. This session hopes to give you some helpful pointers and tips to make your anaesthesia in these species both less stressful and increase positive outcomes. We will talk about ways we can monitor and how best to increase the safety of anaesthesia in these small pets.  

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  • Abigail Edis
    Abigail Edis
    FdSc RVN CertVNES CC
    Abi qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 with a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing, she shortly moved down to Hertfordshire to continue her career in nursing in the surrounding area. She completed her certificate in nursing exotic species and 2013 she joined the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital in London where she helped establish the RVC exotics service. She now continues to work full time in the exotic first opinion and referral service seeing a wide range of species from small mammal, avian, reptile, amphibians, fish and some zoo species. She partakes in all areas of nursing these species including nursing care, theatre, client consultations and diagnostic procedures. Her keen interests include anaesthesia and critical care and particularly medicine and advancement of care in guinea pigs.
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London, UK