GVMA Traveling CE: Anesthesiology

GVMA Traveling CE: Anesthesiology

GVMA Travelling CE:  Anesthesiology—Bonnie Gatson, DVM, DACVAA
Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Augusta Doubletree
7 CE Hours

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All reservations should be made on or before the cutoff date of Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Individual reservations may be made online at www.augusta.doubletree.com – use special rate code VMA.  You can also call the hotel directly at 706-855-8100  or 1-800-222-TREE (8733) and ask for Reservations.


Dr. Bonnie Gatson is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a small animal rotating internship at Tufts Veterinary School, she returned to the University of Florida for training in anesthesia and analgesia. After her residency, Dr. Gatson joined the Anesthesia and Pain Management Department at the University of Florida, where she has been practicing since 2015. Dr. Gatson specializes in anesthesia of critical care patients, advanced loco-regional anesthetic techniques and anesthetic management of exotic species. She has several research papers published in peer reviewed journals dedicated to these topics including the American Journal of Veterinary Research, the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, and Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. In 2015, Dr. Gatson received the distinguished Resident Abstract Award from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia for her translational research in CPR techniques. Outside of her work in anesthesia and pain management, Dr. Gatson enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her pets: a dog and several tortoises. Dr. Gatson has been board certified in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management since 2016.


  • Anesthesia and Diseases: Formulating safe and effective anesthetic plans for patients with illnesses ranging from cardiovascular disease, renal disease, respiratory disease and endocrine disease
  • Anesthesia and Sedation for Common Emergencies: How to safely stabilize, anesthetize, and provide analgesia to patients in a crisis
  • Navigating the Opioid Epidemic: Getting creative with pain management in the face of a nationwide opioid shortage
  • All the Facts and Alfaxalone: What is alfaxalone, how does it work, and how it can be incorporated into sedation and anesthetic protocols in daily practice
  • Locoregional Techniques for Everyday Practice: How to reasonably and effectively incorporate local anesthetics into everyday practice
  • Reducing Stress and Anxiety in the Exam Room: Pre-hospital sedation protocols for stressed patients that will ease anxiety for the patient, the client, and the hospital staff
  • Is This Animal Painful or Dysphoric?: Methods to recognize pain in canine and feline patients and how to differentiate this from anesthetic-related dysphoria

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