Continuous infusion analgesia made easy!

Pain Management in Small Animal Practice

3-Week RACE-Approved Interactive and Tutor Guided Course

Your Tutor
Dr. Philip Judge

Who is it for?
Vet Nurses
Start Date
August 24, 2020

Course Description

Our knowledge and understanding of pain, and its adverse effects on patient health has expanded rapidly over many years. As clinicians and nurses, an understanding of pain perception, recognition of pain, and how to manage pain is crucial to our patients’ welfare and wellbeing.

This course will journey through the physiology of pain perception, how different analgesics work, how to accurately monitor patients on analgesic therapy. What’s more, we will also review specific analgesic techniques in various diseases and procedures, including emergency analgesia of the critically ill patient.

When is it?

Start Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Duration: 3 Weeks
Live Weekly Tutorials: Mondays at 19:30 AEST (Sydney Time)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020
Time: 05:30 EDT

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020
Time: 19:30 AEST [Sydney] | 21:30 NZST [Auckland]

You can join us from almost anywhere you have an internet connection! Click Here to check the course tutorial times where you are!

All live tutorials are recorded. If you are unable to attend the live tutorial, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the tutorial.

What's in the Course?

This topic will look at how the sensation of pain arises, and how animals respond to pain. In addition, we will learn how to recognize pain, and how to more accurately assess pain using pain scoring systems.

This week we will look at how the different analgesics work, and the best way to use them, monitor the use of analgesics, legal requirements, and, importantly, how to manage toxicity due to analgesics. We will cover intravenous analgesic infusions, epidurals, local anaesthetic blocks, and management of chronic pain as well!

This topic will covers analgesia in specific disease states, including pregnancy, emergency patients, acute abdominal discomfort, caesarean section, geriatric and paediatric patients and more!

Your Tutor

Dr. Philip Judge​

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs) Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd

Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998. Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd ( – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, and is a published author in snake envenomation in peer reviewed literature. Philip is also a founding scientific advisory committee member of SnakeMap, a project designed to improve our understanding of snake envenomation in dogs and cats in Australia Philips key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, emergency management of the trauma patient, emergency surgery and envenomations and toxicology.


  • Thank you so much for the help and for the amazing course! I will definitely be completing further courses through Vet Education as I am finding both the webinars and the reading materials extremely informative.



  • Thank you so much for this amazing course. I’ve found the webinars extremely helpful and I feel much more confident with my fluid therapy in our patients.

    Hannah W

    New Zealand

  • I think this is the best cpd course I’ve ever been on – certainly the most useful!

    Alannah B


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Course Features

  • Printed and Bound Course Book
  • Graded Course Assessment
  • Discussion Forums
  • Live and Online Weekly Tutorials
  • Comprehensive Learning Resources
  • Extra Course Resources
  • Protocols For Your Practice

PRICE AUD 350.00