During this webinar, we will review the literature and summarize some important physiologic and pathophysiologic bases for pain in our patients, highlighting the importance of early recognition, prevention, and prompt treatment of pain. Our presenter, Dr. Andrea Looney, will discuss therapies for chronic pain, including baseline dietary, complementary, physical medicine modalities, progressing through anti-inflammatory and oral opioids, to more advanced locoregional and infusion therapies. We will focus on chronic medical pain conditions such as those resulting from trauma, surgical intervention, degenerative disease (osteoarthritis), and neurologic impairments in cats and dogs.
CE certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks after the webinar. In order to qualify for CE, professionals must attend the entire live presentation and complete an evaluation. Those who do not meet this requirement may view the archived version and complete a quiz to receive CE credits.
ANDREA LOONEY, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR
Dr. Looney graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, and returned there after a year in private practice for an instructorship in Community Medicine and Anesthesiology. She finished a residency in Anesthesiology in 1997, and then took a position at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston where she served on staff in general medicine, emergency, and intensive care until becoming Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her training and interest in animal welfare, palliative care, and pain management then led her back to Cornell, where she started the Pain Management and Rehabilitation Service, the outpatient palliative care branch of the Department of Clinical Sciences.