ACVC 2019: Are there anesthesia monitoring differences between exotics and companion animals?

October 22, 2019
Stephen Cital RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS- LAM

Stephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS and VTS-LAM, is the Academic Liaison for the Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians, Executive Director at the Academy of Laboratory Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, Chief Operating Officer of the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and co-founder of the Veterinary Cannabis Academy.

Veterinary anesthetist Stephen Cital explains why anesthesia monitoring for exotic animals should be the same as for dogs and cats.

At this year's Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC), Stephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM, veterinary technician specialist and anesthetist, spoke to dvm360 about anesthesia monitoring in dogs and cats versus monitoring in exotic animals.

When it comes to exotic animals, Cital says, “We shouldn't neccessarily have a difference in the way we are  monitoring these animals."

Cital also explains that although anesthesia monitoring of exotic animals should mimic the process followed for cats and dogs, an anesthetist may experience a few equipment challenges due to the size of some exotic animals.

Find out more about these challenges in the video below.