Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques – Session 7: The Trunk

Small Animals

Venue: On-Demand Webinar
Contact Hours: 2.5 hours
Course Language: English
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Webinar Series on Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques for Small Animals - Session 7: The Trunk (Recorded February 2021)


Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques Wetlabs are being offered in Europe & USA in 2022*

These are links to the courses that are currently available:

10th & 11th June 2022 - Rapid Practical Ultrasound for Everyday General & Emergency Medicine – Switzerland

21st May 2022 - Rapid Practical Ultrasound for Everyday General & Emergency Medicine – Seattle, USA


Session 7:   The Trunk



This session will continue on the theme of ultrasound-guided interfascial plane blocks and will introduce you to several blocks that can be used to provide anesthesia and prevent nociception to the chest and spine. Thoracic Paravertebral (TPV) blocks and Serratus Plane (SP) blocks can be used to provide anesthesia and analgesia for rib fractures, lateral thoracotomy, median sternotomy, and chest wall resection. Erector Spinae Plane (ESP) blocks can be used to facilitate surgical procedures of the thoracic and lumbar spine such as hemilaminectomy and dorsal laminectomy. These blocks are important for you to know how to perform if your caseload involves these types of surgical procedures. We will review the current literature and use our clinical and research experience to focus the discussion of relevant anatomy, drug selection, required equipment, what are the desired ultrasound images to obtain, and expected effects and contraindications.


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically. After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Luis Campoy
    LV CertVA, Dipl.ECVAA, MRCVS

    United States

    European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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    Dr. Campoy is a Clinical Professor and Section Chief of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. A native of Spain, Dr. Campoy received his veterinary degree from Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) in 1995. After some time in private practice, he completed an internship at the aforementioned University. Subsequently, Dr Campoy completed his residency in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at University College Dublin (Ireland). He attained diplomate status from the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2004. Dr. Campoy also holds a Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    Research interests for Dr. Campoy are focused on locoregional anesthetic techniques for all species with a focus on dogs and horses. He has co-authored numerous peer reviewed publications on this topic as well as some of the leading texts in locoregional anesthesia.

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    Matt Read
    DVM, MVSc, Dipl.ACVAA

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
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    Dr. Matt Read graduated with a DVM with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada in 1998. Following graduation, he completed a residency in veterinary anesthesiology and a Master of Veterinary Science. He became board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) in 2002.

    Following his residency, Matt taught at the University of Georgia for two years before returning to Canada and developing and supervising the anesthesia services in two large specialty hospitals in Toronto and Calgary between 2003 and 2010. In 2010, Matt joined the University of Calgary as an Associate Professor where he taught in the DVM program and also served as Assistant Dean, Admissions.

    In 2018, Matt moved to Columbus, Ohio where he is now working as an anesthesiologist and serving as Specialty Team Leader - Anesthesiology for MedVet, a family of emergency and specialty hospitals with more than 30 locations across the USA.

    Matt has delivered over 100 lectures and workshops around the world and is currently preparing the second edition of a textbook, Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia.

    He dreams of someday going into space and opening an ice cream shop in the Caribbean, not necessarily in that order.

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    Maja Drozdzynska
    DVM, MVetMed, Dipl.ECVAA, MRCVS


    European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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    Maja graduated from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland in 2010. After graduation she worked for 2 years at the same university in the Surgical Department where her main focus was anaesthesia and emergency critical care.

    She moved to the UK in 2012 and undertook an Internship at the University of Liverpool followed by a Residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Royal Veterinary Collage. Maja joined DWR in 2017 and in the same year became a European Specialist. Maja has since joined the SASH Anaesthesia Team in July 2021. She is working closely with the Sports Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging and Oncology teams in offering advice and alternative pain management options based on advanced imaging techniques to in-hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions.

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"Top experts on LRA in Vet Medicine, very engaging and with a different approach to the topic."

Hamaseh Tayari, ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

Webinar Series - Small Animal-U/sound-Guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques 2021


"Very knowledgable speaker with comprehensive slides and notes"

Annette Kerins, Northwest Veterinary Specialists, UK

Webinar Series - Small Animal-U/sound-Guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques 2021


"Have successfully performed my first epidural in a dog using the technique described in the course including the use of tuohy needle. Really felt the 'pop'. Surgical outcome for TTA surgery was excellent. I had a colleague who did epidurals but he has left so it is great that we can continue to offer our TTA patients a great level of analgesia. Planning to use some of the other techniques described during the course as well- it's been very useful and excellent value with great speakers."

Bill Bowler, Rushcliffe Veterinary Centre UK

Webinar Series - Small Animal-U/sound-Guided Regional Anesthetic Techniques 2021