Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association

2021 Fall Convention: ANESTHESIA!

Saturday December 11th and Sunday December 12th, 2021


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Live Virtual CE - Must be present in order to earn CE credit - Not recorded - 12 CE credits possible

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Featuring Kristen Cooley BA, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), VCC

Kristen Cooley is a Veterinary Technician Specialist in anesthesia and analgesia and a veterinary cannabis counselor. She has spent over 15 years at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine where she has honed her passion and skill for anesthesia and pain management through managing routine and critical anesthetic cases and teaching in the DVM curriculum.

Currently, Kristen is the founder and CEO of the Wisconsin-based anesthesia consulting business, VAST, Veterinary Anesthesia Support and Training where she helps clinics improve their practice of anesthesia and pain management through expert instruction and in-clinic training. Kristen, spends time in Colorado Springs providing relief anesthesia for a sister consulting company called PEAK roughly once per month.


  • Dancing Machine: Skillful manipulation of the anesthetic mothership
  • Your Eyes, Their Hearts, Can't Lose: Navigating Anesthesia Without Monitors
  • The Cool Observer: Monitoring Anesthesia With Confidence
  • Thinking Outside of the Box: Decreasing Morbidity and Mortality Through Mindful Drug Selection
  • Lights Out!  The Amazing Anesthetic Induction Period
  • On Par: Perils of Post Anesthetic Recovery


  • Feline Fine: Taking the Fear Out of Anesthetizing Cats
  • Waiting to Inhale: Medical cannabis for veterinary patients
  • The Physiology of Pain
  • How They Tell Us When They Hurt: Recognizing pain in veterinary patients
  • Behind the Eight Ball: Playing catch-up with a painful patient
  • When to Give a Cluck: Backyard chickens in general practice


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All day Saturday OR Sunday = $160 (WVTA Member) or $210 (Non Member)

All day Saturday AND Sunday (2 day rate) = $225 (WVTA Member) or $275 (Non Member)


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