Pain Management in Small Animal Practice - Vet Education

Pain Management in Small Animal Practice

3-Week Interactive and Tutor Guided Course

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.

What's in the Course?

Topic 1: Physiology and Recognition of Pain

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!

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
Reference Library


When Is It?

Start Date: Monday, August 24, 2020

Duration: 3 Weeks

Live Weekly Tutorials: Mondays at 19:30 AEST (Sydney Time)

These live tutorials are recorded if you are unable to participate in real-time.
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Course Fee

The cost for this 4-week vet course is only AUD 350.

Your Tutor

Dr. Philip Judge

Dr. Philip Judge
BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (VECC; Medicine of Dogs)
Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd