Anesthesia for patients with coexisting disease

Review common disease processes that may require anesthesia, and learn how to create a safe and effective anesthesia protocol.

This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2023.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Identify common disease processes.
  • Learn how to develop a safe and effective anesthetic plan.
  • Review comorbidities.

Thomas Heckel earned his associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Suffolk Community College. He works as an anesthetist in the surgery department at Upstate Veterinary Specialties in upstate New York. Previously, he was a surgery team leader at The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan.