A Painless Approach to Analgesia

Pain Management in Cats and Dogs
Mini Series

Get all the help you need with your small animal patients in pain in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Everything you need for effective management of pain in small animals
  • How to Manage Acute Pain effectively
  • How to Manage Chronic Pain effectively
  • Pathophysiology – what you need to know
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

I now know what we can modify on a practice level in terms of our day to day use of pain meds!

I know understand the pain scoring systems and also the drawbacks of them.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Pathophysiology of acute pain and underpinning principles of pain management

  • What is acute pain and how does it affect cats and dogs
  • Pathophysiology of acute pain and mechanisms underpinning hyperalgesia, allodynia and spontaneous pain
  • Recognition and quantification of acute pain
  • Principles and evidence in support of mechanisms based approach to analgesia, multi-modal analgesia and preventive analgesia

Session 2

Rationale approach to drug therapy for the management of acute pain in cats and dogs

  • Clinical pharmacology of opioids, NSAIDs
  • Clinical pharmacology of ketamine, lidocaine, alpha 2 agonists and tramadol
  • Building analgesia protocols and tailoring analgesia protocols to meet the demands of the individual patient
  • Local anaesthetic techniques: techniques that are accessible in practice (epidural, dental nerve blocks, IVRA)

Session 3

Chronic pain management in cats and dogs

  • What is chronic pain and how does it affect cats and dogs
  • Pathophysiology of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain
  • Recognition and quantifying chronic pain and Quality of Life
  • Clinical pharmacology of drugs used in the management of chronic pain (NSAIDs, grapiprant, amantadine, tramadol, gabapentin)
  • Focus on management of osteoarthritis pain and what to do when NSAIDs are no longer effective

Meet the Presenter....

Jo Murrell

BVSc. (hons), PhD, Dipl.ECVAA

Jo Murrell has spent most of her career in academia, most recently at Bristol University from 2007-2018. While at Bristol she focussed her time on pain research and clinical anaesthesia and has carried out many studies investigating pain mechanisms and clinical analgesic protocols in cats, dogs and horses. These studies have contributed to the Market Authorisation of methadone and buprenorphine in dogs and cats and buprenorphine in horses. Her work has also clearly demonstrated upregulation of pain pathways in dogs with osteoarthritis, highlighting the need for aggressive pain management in these patients.

She has been a Diplomate of the European College in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia since 2002 and enjoys the challenges of clinical anaesthesia. Jo is a member of the WSAVA Global Pain Council and is passionate about providing best practice in analgesia to cats and dogs. She has recently joined the team at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals, Bristol to continue her career in clinical practice.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and provide more effective analgesia for your small animal patients on a daily basis.

Just £247 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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