Pain Management in Animal Shelters

October 2011 by Sheilah Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVAA, ECVAA Diplomate

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 80 minutes

Just because we are taking care of homeless animals doesn't mean we shouldn't be providing them the best possible care. Animals undergoing anesthesia and surgery do go through pain and there is a lot that can be done to help minimize their pain, stress and discomfort. Listen to Dr. Sheilah Robertson, Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, give an outstanding presentation on how we can recognize pain in our dog and cat patients and what we can do to help them feel better.

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Sheilah Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVAA, ECVAA Diplomate

After graduating from Glasgow University Veterinary School, Dr. Robertson spent time in mixed animal practice as a surgery resident at Bristol University before pursuing specialization in anesthesia. She holds a certificate in animal welfare and in small animal acupuncture. Her research interests include assessment of pain in cats, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of opiods in cats and the development of injectable anesthetic protocols for large scale spay and neuter programs and for feral cat trap-neuter-return initiatives. She was the recipient of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Star Award for the most downloaded paper in the past 10 years, which was on the assessment and treatment of pain in cats. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioner's (AAFP) Welfare Committee and was co-author of the AAFP/American Animal Hospital Association's Pain Management Guidelines.

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