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Pain Management: Wind Down Pain In Companion Animals By Winding Up Protocols

Pain Management: Wind Down Pain In Companion Animals By Winding Up Protocols

Pain Management: Wind Down Pain In Companion Animals By Winding Up Protocols

Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, CVT, VMT, LAAS, SRA
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, CVT, VMT, LAAS, SRA
on behalf of VetMedTeam

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The pain management team consists of veterinarians, credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary technician assistants, kennel staff, groomers, receptionists, and practice managers. Effective management of pain requires ongoing diligence on the part of the entire veterinary team. Pet owners need to be educated regarding pain, what to look for, and, once a pain management plan has been made, the team must maintain consistent contact with pet owners to assess the animal’s status to adjust management plans accordingly. Delegating specific tasks to each team member will help ensure this happens. Through a variety of educational modalities, the veterinary team has the opportunity to improve their understanding of pain, and to incorporate this new found knowledge into their day-to-day practice.

Pain Management: Wind Down Pain in Companion Animals by Winding up Protocols is a 8-week course that focuses on the physiology of pain and the development of acute pain to chronic and neuropathic pain. Recognition of pain and development of a pain scale to use in your practice or facility will be strongly reviewed. Pharmacologic management of pain for companion animals will be studied in detail. Multimodal analgesia will be discussed extensively since this has been designated as the most effective way to manage pain. Physical medicine issues such as acupuncture and rehabilitation will be briefly discussed. Cancer, Quality-of-Life, Hospice and Palliative Care will be topics of discussion and study. Finally, participation in detailed case studies will enable the student to be a valuable, contributing member to the veterinary health care team in the welfare of their animal patients. Participants are not required to work in practice to complete this course.

This course was previously titles Advanced Concepts of Pain Management: Companion Animals.


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Use and understand pain terminology
2. Understand the physiology of pain
3. Recognize the signs of pain
4. Develop strategies for pain management
5. Identify analgesic drugs, their usage, contraindications and interactions
6. Describe and understand analgesic techniques
7. Describe and understand pain management for specific conditions and procedures
8. Describe and understand chronic pain and its management
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, CVT, VMT, LAAS, SRA

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Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, CVT, VMT, LAAS, SRA
on behalf of VetMedTeam

Mary Ellen Goldberg is a graduate of Harcum College and the University of Pennsylvania. She worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Division of Animal Resources and for Research Scientists advising on their choices for anesthesia and pain management on their protocols. She was a member of VCU’s IACUC for 10 years. She has been the instructor of Anesthesia and Pain Management at VetMedTeam, LLC since 2003.

Mary Ellen is a Certified Veterinary
Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and has been the Executive Secretary for IVAPM since 2008. In addition, she is a Surgical Research Anesthetist certified through the Academy of Surgical Research. She is on the Organizing Committee for APRVT (Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians). Currently, she is a staff member at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. (CCRA). Mary Ellen is the Exam Chair for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses.

Mary Ellen has written several books, and contributed to numerous chapters, regarding anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation. She speaks at national meetings on these topics and gives private CE to organizational groups. She has worked in various aspects of veterinary medicine from small animal and equine to mixed practice, coccidiosis research for a pharmaceutical company, zoo animal medicine, and laboratory animal medicine.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 25.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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