Introduction: Anaesthetics and Emergencies

The reality is that many of you are posted in clinics where you have limited drug choices and resources to work with. This can be extremely frustrating as at Onderstepoort you are taught the gold standard. Being prepared, and knowing how best to utilise the drugs that you do have, will go a long way in helping you better cope. At the end of the day, you will need to do the best with the ‘hand that you have been dealt’. We want to help you feel calm and confident so you can make the most of your CCS year! Again, it’s the mindset with which you approach this year that will make it a success or a nightmare!

Module Content:

  • Challenges you may face with anaesthetics
  • Gas vs IV anaesthetics
  • Gas vs IV anaesthetics
  • Useful anaesthetic protocols
  • Useful sedation protocols
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Coping with the mental load of having limited resources


Dr Anne-Marth Mullins

Dr Anne-Marth Mullins qualified in 2015 from Onderstepoort and completed her CCS year in 2016 at Hammanskraal, Themba Animal Clinic. In 2017 she completed the Small Animal Rotating Internship at OVAH. From 2018 until now, she has been working as a Small Animal General Practitioner, first as a locum and now fully employed at a practice in Johannesburg.

She has also worked for Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a student educator at OVAH and has recently joined Khula Vet as one of our mentors for newly graduated vets.