Pain management is key to low-stress veterinary visits

December 8, 2016
Ralph C. Harvey, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA

Dr. Harvey is an associate professor of anesthesiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He served as director of surgical services from 1993 to 2000. Dr. Harvey worked in companion animal practice and received internship and residency training at Cornell University and a fellowship at Cornell's Medical College. He is certified as a specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and has served as executive secretary of the ACVA. He received the1998 Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.

Luckily, Dr. Ralph Harvey says you'll soon have more analgesic options than ever.

When we sat down with veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Ralph Harvey at a recent CVC, he emphasized the role of relieving pain and suffering within the Fear Free movement. The good news: Newly approved classes of analgesics for pets and the ability to use some already-approved drugs in additional species mean your toolbox for pain management is only getting bigger. Get the rest of the story from Dr. Harvey: