Why pain management is key to success in veterinary medicine


Leaders at the IVAPM discuss the importance of pain management in veterinary medicine

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In recognition of Animal Pain Awareness Month, both the founder and the immediate past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) join The Vet Blast Podcast to discuss the importance of managing pain in patients.

Below is a partial transcript. Listen to the full podcast for more.

Charles E. Short, DVM, PhD, DACVA, DECVAA: I am so delighted that over the past 20 years, to see how [pain management] has grown, to see how younger veterinarians are bought into the concept. It is spreading in such a remarkable way, and it is so gratifying. And I'm so thankful that young veterinarians are addressing it and are showing so much compassion for their patients, whether they are large animals or small.

Jennifer Johnson, VMD, CVPP: I think that it's wonderful because with research and with technology, we have better ways to treat pain in humans and in animals. And you're gonna see that expand because that everybody sees the remarkable strides and things like monoclonal antibodies...But I also think that stepping back, the future is that it's going to be the no. 1 priority in our patients, and that it's going to be at the forefront, and it will continue to be recognized as critical for success in medicine.

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