185. Crash Course: Anesthesia for Rabbits, Ferrets, and Rodents
BFA, RLAT, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)
Veterinary Technician, Surgical Services | University of Wisconsin–Madison | Madison, Wis.
Katrina Lafferty is one of less than 200 technicians worldwide to hold a veterinary technician specialty in anesthesia. After earning her veterinary technology degree in 2005, she became a senior technician at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in the Anesthesia and Pain Management Department. In 2016, Katrina moved to the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, where she is a lead technician in the Surgery and Anesthesia Department. In her current position, she is responsible for improving and innovating the anesthetic and analgesic care for the center's non-human primate species. With a passion for anesthesia and pain management, particularly in exotic species, Katrina has had the privilege of working with a veritable menagerie of animals, ranging from a two-day-old calf to a 60-year-old tortoise. She has written written numerous articles and textbook chapter and presented at more than 40 continuing education seminars around the world.