Dogs over the age of 8 and cats over the age of 13 make up a significant proportion of our case load. But is age a barrier to anaesthesia? In this webinar I will discuss that this is not the case and use case studies to demonstrate a best practice approach to these pets. We will consider the influence of concurrent diseases commonly seen in older pets such as cardiac, hepatic and renal disease and how best to optimize anaesthesia. Not forgetting analgesia, we will consider acute pain management to enable us to manage these animals perioperatively. Matthew Gurney BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS, RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia Northwest Surgeons. Matt graduated from University of Liverpool in 2003 and spent several years enjoying mixed practice before returning to Liverpool to undertake a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia. Since 2009 he has worked at Northwest Surgeons, a multidisciplinary specialist practice in Cheshire.