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Knock ‘em Down & Wake ‘em Up

CVP partners with Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT, the Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of Empowering Veterinary Teams (EVT) to present an introductory course on anesthesia for vet techs.

CVP partners with Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT, the Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of Empowering Veterinary Teams (EVT) to bring you an educational course about anesthesia.  

In this introductory course for veterinary technicians, Alyssa will cover the fundamentals of veterinary anesthesia. She'll start with the basics of vital parameters and the impact that anesthesia has on them, and transition into what is needed to prepare for an anesthetic case.  

As the course progresses, equipment necessities, intubation, anesthetic maintenance, and troubleshooting will be addressed.  The final portion of this course will focus on the process of recovery, and review how we traverse from knocking our patients down to truly waking them up. 

Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding what’s normal for the anesthetized patient 
  • Basic pharmacological knowledge for stable anesthetic patients 
  • How to perform equipment & self-checks 
  • Appreciate the difference between emergent & elective procedures 
  • Getting your patient induced 
  • How to maintain a stable plane of anesthesia 
  • What to do when troubleshooting is necessary, for the patient & the equipment 
  • The appropriate methodology for recovering patients 

Date: Tuesday, October 17th
Time: 7pm EST
CE: This course is RACE-Approved for 1 CE Credit Hour by AAVSB  


Featured Speaker:


Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT is the Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of Empowering Veterinary Teams (EVT) where she oversees the content development, clinical skills training, and overall vision of the company.  

Alyssa co-founded EVT to provide training programs, materials & coaching/learning opportunities for veterinary practices, as well as content development and training directives for veterinary industry service providers. The EVT team consists of veterinary professionals, industry leaders & coaches.  

Alyssa graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Marine Biology which led her to the education/conservation track. Ultimately her desire to learn and do more led her to transition to the veterinary field where she attained an AS in Veterinary Technology from Manor College and added CVT to her credentials.  

She has 18 years of veterinary experience and has worked in numerous sectors of the industry. Throughout her tenure she has held multiple leadership roles including Lead Veterinary Technician, Adjunct Professor and Education & Development Coordinator.

As her career has shifted along with EVT Alyssa is also thrilled to be a member of the Board of Directors for Pawsibilities VetMed, an advisor for BlendVet, and the Director of MentorVet Tech, as well as a co-founder & the Director of Veterinary Team Strategy for nûrtûr.  

Throughout the past few years, Alyssa has worked with many amazing teams in our profession all over North America, spoken at multiple national conferences, co-authored a guidebook, written a textbook chapter and several articles, and has also been featured on multiple podcasts. 

Alyssa Mages 
Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) 
Empowering Veterinary Teams®, LLC

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