American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Pain Management

Feline Pain Management in General Practice

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Feline pain management can be frustrating and confusing on many levels including identifying signs of pain and knowing valid treatments options. This webinar will discuss how to identify signs of both acute and chronic pain and valid treatment options, including pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical methods.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will better understand:

  • How to identify acute and chronic pain in cats
  • Treatment options for chronic and acute pain in cats that have some research to back them up
  • Non-pharmaceutical approaches to treatment of cats
  • The importance of good nursing care in the hospitalized cat
  • How to evaluate treatment outcomes that can be the key to any successful treatment

Speaker Bio

Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, DAAPM

Dr. Michael Petty is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain practitioner and acupuncturist. As the owner of the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and Animal Pain Center in Canton, Michigan, Dr. Petty has devoted his professional life to the care and well-being of animals.  He is the past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the co-author of the 2015 American Animal Hospital Association Pain Guidelines. A frequent speaker and consultant, Dr. Petty has also published articles in veterinary journals and elsewhere. He is the author of Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs, published by Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton, on February 1, 2016. 

RACE Credits 

This program 249-32541 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Non-Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

Disclosure Statement

This webinar is sponsored by Zoetis. Speakers are expected to disclose conflict of interests whenever a conflict arises relating to the topics of this educational webinar.

Dr. Petty is a former speaker for the Zoetis Elite program and on the advisory panel for Aratana Therapeutics.