September 22, 2017: Advancements in Anesthesia - Dr. Karen Kerr

  • 22 Sep 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • O'Fallon Brewery - 45 Progress Pkwy - Maryland Heights, MO 63043


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Dr. Karen Kerr
Advancements in Anesthesia

Lecture Objectives:

  1. Discuss the goals and risks of anesthesia
  2. Review various pre-medicants and they role they play in the anesthesia process
  3. Introduce alafxalone, a new class in induction agents and review current induction protocols
  4. Discuss monitoring and recovery as it relates to the anesthesia process

Karen completed her veterinary studies at the University of Queensland, in her native Australia, following completion of a Bachelor of Arts. She proceeded to work in a variety of veterinary practices including equine and mixed practices in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. During this time Karen developed an appreciation for the variety of approaches to veterinary medicine in different regions and with different species.

In early 2015, Karen accepted the position of Companion Animal Technical Services Veterinarian at Jurox in Australia. In this position she offered support and training to veterinarians and technicians throughout Australia and New Zealand in the use of Alfaxan and anesthesia generally.

In May 2017, Karen took up a role as Technical Services Veterinarian for Jurox in the USA, where she continues to offer her knowledge and experience to enhance the practice of anesthesia by veterinarians and technicians.

Karen’s interests in veterinary medicine include small animal and equine anesthesia, pharmacology, internal medicine, clinical pathology and reproduction.