Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP
Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, is a a founder and past-president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She own Windsor Veterinary Clinic and The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management in Windsor, Colo. She is also a member of the Veterinary Medicine Practitioner Advisory Board.
Veterinarians don't have "the magic bullet" yet to arrest or reverse degenerative joint disease in pets, so pain practitioner Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, says patients need, not just initial visits, but regular reassessment at their neighborhood veterinary hospital.
Q: We're getting some clients who don't want to pay for and don't see the need for some at-home pain control drugs. Can you offer us any tips for explaining the value and importance of pain control for pets?