Ass. Prof. Dr. Heli Säre,DVM, PhD, Cert.VA.
This Anaesthesia and Surgery Workshop is organised by Dr. Heli Säre, DVM, PhD, Cert.VA, who has over 10 years of work experience in the field of veterinary anaesthesia and intensive care. After
graduating from a veterinary university with a Master’s degree in 2002 Dr. Heli Säre continued in the Junior Clinical Training (internship 1 year) in the London Veterinary University, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. After the internship she completed the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Senior Clinical Training (residency 4 years) in the Veterinary Universities in London, Dublin and Vienna. In 2007 she obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. In 2008 she continued with her doctoral studies in Vienna Veterinary University and obtained her PhD in 2012. Last 5 years she has been working as a veterinary anaesthetist and lecturer in the Vienna Veterinary University Hospital. She has given several lectures and organised a workshops on the topic of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia in Ireland, Austria, Finland and Estonia. Currently she is an Associate Professor in Anaesthesia, Estonian University of Life Sciences and CEO at Hesa Vet Medical and provides anaesthesia and intensive care management and support for Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian Veterinary Clinics and Research institutions. 
Anaesthesia always presents a risk for animal- for mortality and morbidity, but learning systematic monitoring and having a good knowledge in veterinary anaesthesia will greatly help you to decrease the risks for the animals and provide better animal welfare in general by relieving pain and stress. This 1-day seminar dedicated to small animal anaesthesia is designed for veterinarians and veterinary assistants alike. At the seminar the following subject will be covered: modern methods of anaesthesia, techniques and medications in inhalation anaesthesia, how to avoid and recognise complications, and how to minimise and treat anaesthetic side effects. 

Dr. Silvia Jauernig, DVM, Dipl.ECVS. 
The speaker during the surgery workshop is Dr. Silvia Jauernig. She has working experience as a specialist since more than 10 years and is busy with continuing education as speaker in international workshops and lectures. After graduating from Veterinary Medicine at Justus- Liebig-University of Giessen in 1994, she worked 2 years in a mixed veterinary practice. After finishing the Residency for Small Animal Surgery at the University of Bern she graduated as Diplomate of the European College for Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. After this time she was first employed in a referral clinic in the Netherlands and turned to self-employed member of the clinic for 5 years. In November 2011 she went to Finland and is current employed in the Small Animal Clinic Eläinsairaala Aisti in Vantaa (Helsinki). To consider the basic principles of (atraumatic) surgery including preparation of patient and surgeon is important to keep a good patient outcome. A good knowledge of basic surgical principles and surgical techniques will help to decrease the risks for the patient and improve the recovery. During the seminar we will discuss and train the basic principles of surgery as well as techniques for operations of urogenital and intestinal tract.