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, cats, and horses will also be discussed. Information on treating pain from many different perspectives will be highlighted.
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