The VECCS is collaborating with the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) to conduct a series of webinars covering  timely ER and ICU topics.  These educational webinars are FREE to VECCS members.

November 24, 2014; 9:00pm Eastern: Andre Shih, DVM, DACVAA
“How to Handle Hypotension During Anesthesia of the Critical Patient”

Hypotension is a common occurrence during general anesthesia. It can be an indication of pharmacologically induced vasodilation (drop in systemic vascular resistance), decreased myocardial contractility, decreased stroke volume, sepsis, hemorrhage or hypovolemic shock. If hypotension is persistent it can lead to decrease in tissue perfusion, precipitate anaerobic metabolism, metabolic acidosis and ischemic organ damage (kidney, liver and brain injury). If not treated there may be long term adverse effect. In this webinar we will discuss the importance, causes, and pitfalls of measuring blood pressure, and therapeutic options to treat hypotension during anesthesia.

December 22, 2014; Todd Duffy, DVM, DACVECC
"What's New in Coagulation?"
Our understanding of coagulation, and our ability to apply this knowledge to the clinical patient, has increased substantially over the past decade.  Join in on this webinar to learn about some of the newer trends in coagulation diagnostics, as well as review emerging coagulation defects being recognized in small animal patients



Past VECCS/VIN Webinars are accessible through your VECCS Member home page at

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  2. Click on "MEMBER HOME"
  3. Scroll down and click "VIEW VECCS/VIN WEBINARS"
  4. To view past webinars, click "LIBRARY"


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