Anesthesia Course

Sunday, November 10th

Optional course: Sunday, November 10th, 8:00am - Noon

Includes course with 4 CE hours, separate proceedings, seated breakfast, and break. This session may be recorded.

Speaker - Dr. Mariana Crumley


About Dr. Mariana Crumley

Dr. Mariana Crumley received her degree in cell and molecular biology from Bradley University and her DVM from Colorado State University. She completed a one-year internship in Florida at Equine Medical Center of Ocala and an anesthesia residency at Kansas State University. After her residency Dr. Crumley and her husband moved to Pennsylvania and worked for University of Pennsylvania for four years. As their family grew, they decided to move to Maryland and work for a large referral center. She has been the anesthesiologist at Veterinary Referral Associates for four and a half years and medical director for one and a half years. Aside from keeping her patients thriving during procedures, she also runs a busy internship program, gives several CE lectures every year, and consults for referring veterinarians. When not at work, Dr. Crumley enjoys spending time with her family, as well as riding her horse.

Course Description

Lecture 1 – Anesthesia for the Ophthalmologist – what your technician may miss, but you should catch

During this lecture we will discuss common problems that happen during ophthalmology procedures and how they should be approached.

  • Monitoring essentials – understanding the capnograph waveform and how to detect a problem, the true meaning of pulse oximetry, the rights and wrongs of blood pressure measurements and how to improve hypotension.

  • Ventilation - spontaneous vs mechanical ventilation, when should you ventilate your patient, what should you watch for to assure proper ventilation, and how to troubleshoot a ventilator.

  • Paralytics – when to use them to your full advantage, the correct way to reverse them, and their potential side effects.

Lecture 2 – Stepping Outside of your Comfort Zone – a review of sedatives and analgesics and how to better use them to optimize your patient’s outcome. 

  • During this lecture we will talk about how, when, and why use different sedatives and analgesics. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of acepromazine, dexmedetomidine, midazolam, and alfaxalone as sedatives. We will also discuss opioids, dexmedetomidine, and ketamine as available analgesics and when to choose them to improve the ease and quality of the anesthesia and analgesia. 

Lecture 3 – Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease – special care for the cardiac and renal patient

  • During this lecture we will go into detail on how to approach patients with cardiac disease and patients with renal disease. We will briefly discuss the physiology, commonly encountered diseases, best drugs to use, and clinical scenarios.


Cost: $200