Cat pain management: Speak strong, think volume

May 13, 2016
Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA
Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA

Dr. Felsted is a CPA as well as a veterinarian and has spent the last 15 years working as a financial and operational consultant to veterinary practices and the animal health industry. She also spent three years with the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues as CEO. She has written an extensive number of articles for a wide range of veterinary publications and speaks regularly at national and international veterinary meetings. She is the current treasurer of VetPartners, a member of the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board, a member of the CVPM board of directors and the current treasurer of the CATalyst Council. In 2011, she was awarded the Western Veterinary Conference Practice Management Continuing Educator of the Year and in 2014, the VetPartners Distinguished Life Member Award.Dr. Felsted enjoys exotic international travel, and when the dvm360 team last heard from her, she was headed to the Galapagos.

Manage cats' pain so they can take over the Internet. Err, wait. So they can continue to rule the web in their iron claws. Eh, just watch the video.

Strengthen your recommendations to clients (stronger language…no, not THAT kind of strong language) and then, if you're still not seeing improved compliance with feline pain management protocols, consider the fact that you could make up for in VOLUME what you lose in a PRICE DROP in the pain management part of any procedure cost. Dr. Karen Felsted offers the advice, while dvm360 Business Channel Director Brendan Howard tees it off talking about dolphin statuary. We're not even kidding.