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WRVMA In-Person Lecture: The Power of Local Anesthetic Blocks &

WRVMA In-Person Lecture: The Power of Local Anesthetic Blocks &

Anesthesia & Analgesia for Patients with Comorbidities

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center

455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591-6002
United States

Event Details

Presented by: Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA 

Stop Pain in Its Tracks: The Power of Local Anesthetic Blocks

Local anesthetics are very powerful analgesics that can have both an immediate and potentially long-term effect on pain. The drugs are easy to use and most local blocks can be done in any practice. The attributes of local anesthetic drugs and blocks will be described and step-by-step video instruction of common blocks will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the power of local anesthetic drugs
  2. Choose specific local anesthetic drugs and techniques.
  3. Perform common local blocks in dogs and cats

Anesthesia & Analgesia for Patients with Comorbidities: Case-based Approach

Building on the anesthesia & analgesia for patients with comorbidities overview lecture previously presented to this group, this session will focus on specific comorbidities, including cardiac, renal, and some endocrine disease (more if time), in a case-based presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Choose appropriate anesthetic and analgesic drugs for patients with different comorbidities.
  2. Provide appropriate physiologic monitoring and support for patients with different comorbidities.
  3. Anticipate, and prevent or treat, potential disease-related complications in the anesthetized patient.


March 5
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Buffet Dinner with Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture

For More Information:

New York State Veterinary Medical Society (518)869-8766

Dr. Tamara Grubb is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia with a strong focus in pain management. She owns an anesthesia/analgesia & continuing education consulting practice which serves both small and large animals. Dr. Grubb is a national/international educator and lecturer, a certified acupuncturist, an Adjunct Professor of Anesthesia & Analgesia and the President of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). She is co-author of two books, including ‘Veterinary Anesthesia & Pain Management for Nurses & Technicians’. Dr. Grubb’s favorite achievement is winning the Distinguished Teaching Award at two Universities. 

Lecture generously sponsored by: