This one-day course will blend lectures with practical sessions. Starting with an overview on acute pain management you will be updated with where to integrate local anaesthetic techniques into your analgesic practice. Following on from there we will cover everything you need to know about using local anaesthetics, through to practical techniques you can use every day.

The theoretical learning will be reinforced in the practical session where you have an opportunity to practice each local anaesthetic technique with full support of the course tutors.

Key Skills:

At the end of this workshop delegates will:

  • Understand which analgesics to use in simple and difficult cases
  • Be able to plan anaesthetic techniques and discuss when local anaesthetics are indicated
  • Understand the pharmacology of local anaesthetics
  • Gain the knowledge of techniques to use every day, with practical understanding of the correct approach and volume of local anaesthetic to use

Matthew Gurney

BVSc, CertVA, PgCertVBM, DipECVAA, MRCVS
RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Matt graduated from University of Liverpool in 2003 and spent several years enjoying mixed practice before returning to Liverpool to undertake a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia. From 2009 to 2018 he worked in a referral hospital in the northwest of the UK, heading south late 2018 to a multidisciplinary specialist hospital for a new challenge.

Matt’s main interests are in pain management in both the acute and chronic setting and team building. Matt is Vice President of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia.

Carl Bradbrook

BVSc, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS
RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Carl graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2002 and after a few years in mixed practice undertook a residency in anaesthesia and intensive care at The Royal Veterinary College. He worked as an independent anaesthesia consultant for a number of years, before moving to be based in a multidisciplinary hospital in the south of England in October 2018.

Carl is currently Junior Vice President of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists. His main areas of interest are the use of regional local anaesthetic techniques and monitoring of ventilation during anaesthesia.

Local Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management Wet-lab