Rabbit Anaesthetics | Centre for Veterinary Education

Rabbit Anaesthetics

Rabbit anaesthetics are often considered challenging and have the reputation for being unsuccessful and difficult.

The success of a rabbit anaesthetics rests on planning, monitoring and additional supportive treatments as well as choosing the most appropriate anaesthetic agents for the individual rabbit.

This lecture will  outline easy and affordable techniques to allow you to standardize your rabbit anaesthetics.  We will discuss and provide alternatives and protocols allowing your team to confidently respond to various anaesthetic events.

Learning Outcomes

Following this podcast, you will:

  • Become familar with the main pitfalls in rabbit anaesthetics

  • Become more confident with drug choices and important dose rates to provide a stable anaesthetic platform for your rabbit surgeries

  • Know you are providing the best possible care for your rabbit clients.

Course Delivery

This PodcastPLUS comes with:

  • Access to a pre-recorded video podcast

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor

  • Access to further reading and/or resources 

  • A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz


Thursday 24 May - Wednesday 6 June 2018
Delivered Online



Narelle Walter grew up in the Western District of Victoria and studied at University of Melbourne, graduating as a vet in 1996. She initially worked in mixed practice in Australia and the United Kingdom before turning her interest towards small herbivores. Narelle has been working solely with rabbits and guinea pigs since 2005. Narelle has a keen interest in promoting rabbit care and has lectured in Australia and overseas to vet students, vets and others in the animal industry. Narelle has two cranky rabbits, Ash and Mr Cuddles, and also shares her home with cats, dogs, chickens, goats, goldfish, a guinea pig, and her husband and two children.

Course Fees

Member TypePodcastPlus
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members

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