Talks and Lectures

Marcia Fletcher is recognised in New Zealand and internationally as a thought leader and speaker on veterinary anaesthesia.

Often the veterinary technician or nurse is the main person looking after a patient’s anaesthesia. Anaesthesia can be stressful, especially when our patient isn’t stable or hasn’t “read the textbook”. 


By attending my lectures, a technician or nurse will gain vital knowledge of anaesthesia, and will be better prepared for the anaesthesia period, including complications.


I see my role as one of leadership, where I can support and empower technicians and nurses while they are gaining confidence in veterinary anaesthesia.

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


I can present a session to suit your audience and the situation, whether you're hosting an industry conference, an online panel discussion, or seeking a specialist lecturer. 

I present both online virtual and in-person talks and lectures:


  • Webinar presentations and round-tables


  • Conference and seminar speaker


  • Industry meetings and expos


  • University guest lecturer


I can deliver standalone lectures or talks, join your panel of experts, or customise a presentation to fit in with your programme.


Get in touch with me to discuss your requirements.


NAVC VMX 2020 Veterinary Meeting & Expo, Orlando, Florida

Marcia presented five nurse-tech sessions:


  • Anaesthesia for Pregnancy and Cesarians

  • Rough Inductions and Difficult Recoveries 

  • Anesthetizing New Zealand's Endangered Flightless Birds: Kiwi

  • Anesthetizing New Zealand's Endangered Flightless Birds: Kakapo

  • ECGs and Arrhythmias

3rd VNCA Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress, 2020

Three keynote sessions were presented by Marcia at this online congress hosted by the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia: 


  • The Emergency Anaesthesia

  • Rough Inductions and Difficult Recoveries

  • Machines that go Beep: The Value of Monitoring Aids.



“Marcia was funny and interactive! Definitely one of the best speakers I saw this year! Her energy spreads through the room, Love her!” 


“Best speaker I have listened to, attended every session she offered. Please bring her back for future meetings!”


~ Anonymous speaker feedback from VMX conference, Orlando, Florida 2020