Integrative Veterinary Medicine for Pain Management

Help alleviate pain in your patients using both conventional medicine and TCVM

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Course Overview

The Integrative Veterinary Medicine for Pain Management course is designed for the veterinarians wishing to integrate Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and other integrative medicine for their patients. The course is a comprehensive review of the most contemporary concepts of veterinary pain management including neurobiology, neuropharmacology, physical modalities, herbals, acupuncture, and rehabilitation therapy. Applications for pain management across a broad spectrum of clinical presentations will be presented. Relevant literature on the topic, principles of pain management, and the multimodal management of complex pain syndromes in dogs and cats will also be discussed. Information on treating pain from many different perspectives will be highlighted.

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Course Objectives

By the completion of the course, veterinarians will be able to:

  • Describe the neurophysiology and pharmacological pathways of pain management including the differences between adaptive and maladaptive pain.
  • Define the different classes of pain modifying pharmaceuticals, their modes of action, application and interaction.
  • Construct the treatment of pain using nutrition, nutraceuticals, herbals, and disease-modifying agents
  • Integrate acupuncture, physical medicine and regenerative medicine for the optimal treatment of pain

Course Highlights

Focused lectures on pain management with various integrative treatment modalities

Learn from world-renowned field experts in integrative veterinary medicine

Receive free case consultation with Chi faulty

Earn 27 RACE approved CE hours

Learn how to alleviate pain in your patients using both TCVM and conventional medicine

Integrative Veterinary Medicine for Pain Management

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

27 RACE approved CE hours

Curriculum

Neurophysiology of Pain

2h

Pain Assessment

1h

Neuropharmacology of Pain: Opioids, Alpha-2 Agonists, NSAIDs, and Acetaminophen

2h

Neuropharmacology of Pain: Adjuvants for Pain - Gabapentin, Amantadine, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA), Ketamine

2h

Neuropharmacology of Pain: Local Anesthesia

1h

Emerging Therapies

1h

Acute Pain Management

2h

Integrative Pain Management for DJD

2h

Evidence Based Acupuncture for Pain Management

1h

Pain in Cats

1h

Feline Rehabilitation

1h

Treating Osteoarthritis in Cats

1h

Obesity is not Adorable - Treating Pain with Nutrition

1h

Regenerative Medicine as a Pain Treatment

1h

Photobiomodulation Therapy - Evidence for Use in Rehabilitation and Pain Management

1h

Myofascial Pain and Its Treatment

1h

Nutraceuticals for Pain Management - What's the Evidence

1h

Preventing and Treating Pain in the Canine Athlete

1h

The Use of Herbals for Pain Management (TCVM and Western)

2h

CBD - What We Know and What We Don't Know

1h

Pain Management in the Cancer, Hospice and Palliative Care Patient

2h

Instructors

Dr. Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario and a Board Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR). She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese herbal Medicine (Chi Institute) and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first salt water canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre. Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several text book chapters on Rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on a number of advisor boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy and holistic medicine. She teaches regularly at Cornell University and is involved in Resident Training for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huntingford continues to research into the treatment of animal pain. She has published a peer review paper on laser therapy for elbow arthritis and has completed a clinical trial on a unique kidney preparation for aging cats.

Dr. Ronald Koh received his veterinary degree in Taiwan in 2006 and later completed a specialty internship followed by a master’s program in acupuncture at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, he spent 6.5 years on the faculty of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as an assistant professor (2015-2020) and a service chief of Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. He is certified in acupuncture, rehabilitation, herbal therapy, and medical manipulation. He completed his residency in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2019. His research and clinical focus have been on integrative and rehabilitative medicine therapies for pain management, orthopedic impairments, neurological deficits, geriatric conditions, and palliative/hospice care. His focus within TCVM is using traditional, scalp, and topographic acupuncture, along with herbal medicine for neurological conditions. He lectures on TCVM, integrative medicine, and rehabilitation for veterinary schools, conferences, and general public events. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2020

Schedule & Tuition

Payment Information

A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 30 days before the course start date.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons

Printed Binders

$50

Frequently Asked Questions

You will get 4 months of access to this online course. The course can be accessed through our learning portal.