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Training in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Tailored in-house education and consultancy

There is limited professional training available in veterinary anaesthesia for New Zealand vets, vet technicians and nurses once they are working in the industry.

Furthermore, veterinary professionals within New Zealand receive varied levels of anaesthesia training, depending on when and where they studied.


I believe I can provide a platform to further education and training for the wider veterinary community. I can assist in increasing the knowledge base of the entire veterinary profession, by providing continuing anaesthesia training and professional development.

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In-house training

🐾 Anaesthesia training for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and nurses can be designed to suit the needs of each veterinary practice.
This can involve in-house tutorials and workshops, as well as clinical instruction – hands-on, case-based learning. 

🐾 Veterinary professionals can also attend my talks and lectures at conferences, meetings, and universities, or online.
Please use the form on the Contact page to request information about my forthcoming events.

⚐  Information about crediting my veterinary education services toward formal continuing professional development.

🐾 As one of the first RECOVER Certified CPR Instructors in New Zealand, I am able to teach basic and advanced life support skills and knowledge to veterinary professionals (both vets and nurses). This can be via a CPR workshop or RESCUER certification training.

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Phone Consultations

🐾  I provide phone consultations*, where veterinarians can discuss a difficult upcoming anaesthetic case, and gain guidance on its anaesthesia management.  I can write a consultation report, and be available during your case for extra support. 

*The suggestions during consultations are made in my capacity as a specialist Veterinary Technician in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, not a veterinarian.  All decisions for the patient, including drugs and dosing, must ultimately be made by the supervising veterinarian.

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Anaesthesia assessments

🐾  I can undertake an in-clinic review and assessment of a veterinary clinic's anaesthesia equipment, including monitoring equipment, anaesthesia machine and circuits, and drug protocols. The outcome is a report that highlights where any changes could be made to improve anaesthesia practices within the clinic.



“As one of Marcia's former students, what I appreciated the most about her teaching style is her passion for anaesthesia and for sharing her knowledge, her ability to explain things in an uncomplicated way, and her endless encouragement and support.”


~ Shelley Hanlon, Teaching Technician, Massey University

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