Continuing Education

BSVTA Small Animal Anesthesia

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 8am-5pm

Where: Holiday Inn Express, Belgrade, MT

Register Online!



Topics for the Day 

  • Safety First 
  • Sedation Protocols of dogs and cats 
  • Anesthesia complications with brachycephalics 
  • Review of the Anesthesia Machine 
  • How low can you go— blood pressure 
  • Promoting a Smooth Recovery 

  • Pain? What Pain? Facing the opioid shortage 

  • Top 5 Anesthetic Complications 

About the Speaker:

Donna M. Sisak, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) 

Donna M. Sisak is a 1991 graduate of Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA. During her 33 years in the veterinary profession she has worked in small animal hospitals throughout Pennsylvania. 1991-95 she worked in the nursing department (general and intensive care) at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995 Donna transferred to the anesthesia department of MJR-VHUP where she performed clinical anesthesia and supervision of veterinary students and veterinary nursing stu-dents during their anesthesia training. For 13 years, Donna had been the Department Supervi-sor of the Harcum College students during their two week rotation of their three month practicum at MJR-VHUP. She has been the recipient of the Veterinary Teaching Award for six years. In addi-tion to her teaching responsibilities at MJR-VHUP, she has taught the anesthesia portion of the pharmacology class at Harcum College from 2000 –spring 2008. 

In 2006, Donna became a member of the Academy of Veterinary Anesthetists by passing the nationwide exam for the specialty of Anesthe-sia. As of 2016, Donna successfully completed the re-certification process (every 5 years) for the second time. Over the past 5 years she has been been part of the mentoring program for ap-plicants pursuing their anesthesia specialty. 

In the spring of 2008, Donna pursued her professional interests in the Pacific Northwest. As of April 2008 she has become a member of the team at Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirk-land, WA. She is excited to be part of SVS and will continue with her focus on her specialty – anesthesia and teaching – in addition to other areas of veterinary medicine – surgery, critical care and pain management. 

8 hours of CE credit available.

Download a hard copy of the Fall 2019 CE Registration flyer here. 

BSVTA is excited to provide continuing education opportunities to our community! Did you know that there are free continuing education opportunities available online?

We’re happy to connect you with continuing education events locally, nationally and online. For a full list of continuing education resources, please visit NAVTA. Additional online CE opportunities can be found at:

For CE that is pertinent for all veterinary practice positions, please visit

  • For more conference dates go directly to DVM 360
  • For more information from the Montana Veterinary Medical Association, please visit

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