July 2019 by Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology- Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University

Audience: Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 55:53

Pain management is an important part of any peri-operative protocol. In addition, an increasing number of shelter animals with chronic painful conditions are being managed by today's shelter veterinarian. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of pain management techniques and options for every budget.

This two-part workshop will describe cost effective strategies for managing acute and chronic pain in a shelter or high quality/high volume environment. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

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About Emily McCobb, DVM

Emily McCobb is Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Community Medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She is a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist and oversees shelter medicine, community outreach and the on campus spay neuter clinic. Her interests include companion animal welfare, access to care and anesthesia for spay neuter programs. She teaches anesthesia, welfare, ethics and euthanasia as well as supervising students on the anesthesia rotation. Dr. McCobb publishes regularly on animal welfare topics and is active in the Massachusetts Animal Welfare community.

Outside of work she looks after three kids, two dogs, two cats, three guinea pigs, one husband and his mother.