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Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians
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When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Pierce College
9401 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, Washington 
United States

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Four hours of WSAVT and VBOG approved
CE presented by Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM,
Leslie Eide, DVM, CCRT sponsored by
Elanco and Aratana Therapeutics.

Topics include:

1. Advances in Peri‐Operative Pain Management for
Dogs and Cats: This lecture will review the physiology of
acute pain, the consequences of unmanaged pain, how
to detect pain (including species differences), and
techniques to decrease pain in patients undergoing
surgery or other invasive procedures. We will discuss
new uses for old medications, new formulations of old
drugs, old techniques that should not be forgotten, and
non‐pharmacologic methods of decreasing pain.

2. Advances in Chronic Pain Management for Dogs and
Cats: This lecture will cover the continuum of pain as it
progresses from acute to chronic, maladaptive pain.
We will review the most common causes of chronic pain
and discuss the challenges of recognizing chronic pain in
our patients. New pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical
methods of chronic pain management
will be covered.

3. Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gimmicks
Rehabilitation Modalities Pain Management Theories
and Science: Pharmaceuticals are often the first line of
treatment for pain. Occasionally pharmaceuticals are
not enough or the animal is unable to take medication
safely. Borrowing from human physical therapists,
veterinarians have started to apply alternative
modalities to treat pain. Learn about rehabilitation
modalities such as laser, pulsed electromagnetic field
therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation,
cryotherapy, and other modalities. What is the theory
behind these modalities and how do we apply them in a
clinical setting? What is the efficacy and safety behind
these treatments?

4. Pain Management for the Canine Athlete:
Acute, Chronic, and Return to Sport Expectations:
Canine sports are growing exponentially. Often these
owners have different expectations for their dog after
injury or preventing injury. Learn about some of the
most common sports today, including agility, flyball,
disc dog, freestyle, dock dogs, field trial, and herding,
and what is expected from the dog while competing or
working. Topics covered from how to best prepare
these dogs for sport, how to manage the dogs after
injury, and what to expect after the dog has returned to
sport. Includes weight management, nutrition,
conditioning, and more common injuries based on

When: May 21, 2017

Time: Check in: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Lectures are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Pierce College
9401 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Fee: $35.00 WSAVT member, $95.00 non‐member.
Brunch, sponsored by Diamondback Drugs, is included
with registration fee. Get a $20 discount if you become
a member with registration!

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