Shelter Pain Management: Shelter Animals vs. Owned Animals

March 1, 2017

Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, director of shelter medicine in the clinical sciences department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, explains that pain management doesn’t differ between shelter animals and owned animals in terms of what is required in the standard of analgesia.

Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, director of shelter medicine in the clinical sciences department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, explains that pain management doesn’t differ between shelter animals and owned animals in terms of what is required in the standard of analgesia. There are differences in drug availability, though, as well as budgets and safety issues.