Anaesthesia Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Anaesthesia Workshop

Basic Anaesthesia Workshop

How can I make my anaesthetics more stable? Can I block that? How do you do it?!

All surgery begins with anaesthesia, and it is critical that you are competent in this field. Developments in anaesthesia to relieve pain and suffering have facilitated today’s increasingly complex surgical operations.

Improvements in drugs and equipment have contributed to a high standard of quality and safety and in order to benefit their patients, veterinarians need to keep up-to-date with the latest advances so that they can implement them in their practices.

Dr Fernando Martinez Taboada, a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, will conduct this 1-day workshop bringing the vast experience he has gained working both overseas and in Australia.

This practical course will improve your skills in local anaesthesia techniques in your day-to-day clinical veterinary practice. From the simplest techniques to the most challenging, you will receive theoretical information followed by practical sessions to grasp the new skills, with adequate time to understand and master the techniques being discussed.

The workshop will include other aspects of analgesia such as continuous infusions, that can be used when local techniques are unsuccessful or inappropriate.

The day concludes with an outline of additional technologies that can be used in local anaesthesia, so the participants have an introduction to advanced practices.

This workshop benefits both those who want to start with the basic local anaesthesia techniques as well as those who want to improve on or learn more advanced techniques.

Nurses are encouraged to register for this workshop by calling the CVE customer service team +61 2 9351 7979

Register before the early bird rates expire to go in the draw to win a textbook 'Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques' by Phillip Lerche, Turi Aarnes, Gwen Covey-Crump, Fernando Martinez Taboada valued at RRP AUD $84.95. Sponosored by Jurox.






Limited places remaining


Saturday 2 November 2019
8.30am - 5.00pm
Early Bird
20 September 2019
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW



Fernando graduated from the University of Madrid. After a period in practice both in Spain and the UK he completed an internship and then residency in anaesthesia at the University of Bristol. Following this he was clinical anaesthetist at the University of Cambridge and locum anaesthetist at various referral hospitals in the UK. In 2011, he joined North Downs Specialist Referrals to set up and lead the anaesthesia and analgesia service, gaining his RCVS certificate in anaesthesia in 2007, European specialisation in 2011 and RCVS specialisation in 2014. 

In January 2015, Fernando moved to Australia and joined the University of Sydney as Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia. 

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1608
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate and Academic members


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