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.