ECVC Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Bonnie Gatson, Anesthesiology

ECVC Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Bonnie Gatson, Anesthesiology

Bonnie Gatson, DVM, DACVAA

Will speak on:

1) Anesthesia: As Easy As 10…9…8…
• Choosing the ideal anesthetic protocol to meet each individual patient’s needs
• Airway access in small animal patients and common exotic species
• Methods of maintaining general anesthesia
• Utilizing appropriate anesthesia monitoring and equipment
• Address post-operative concerns and common complications

2) Myths and Misconceptions in Small Animal Anesthesia:
• Discuss concerns regarding drugs commonly utilized in small animal anesthesia
• Discuss species and breed-specific concerns regarding general anesthesia

3) CPR Update 2019: What’s the Evidence?:
• Preparedness and training for performing CPR
• Basic Life Support techniques
• Advanced Life Support techniques
• Post-Resuscitation Guidelines

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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 chickens and tortoises. Dr. Gatson has been board certified in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management since 2016.