Online Seminar: Pain Management – The Role of the Veterinary Technician

CVMA Online Seminars are convenient interactive presentations offering CEUs held online in real time. This learning platform allows you to participate from anywhere with internet access—from your practice, your home, on a business trip, or on vacation. Attending is as easy as a few mouse clicks. You will only need internet access and either an audio headset or a telephone.

Course Description

Veterinary technicians are in many cases the primary caregivers in veterinary clinics. This lecture will concentrate on recognizing pain through a series of videos, classic examples, and explore some of the subtleties of pain detection. We will then discuss methods for differentiating pain versus dysphoria. We will have an overview of frequently used analgesics, multi-modal analgesia, and briefly discuss the pharmacology and synergies between classes of drugs. Finally, we will discuss constant rate infusions and run through some example calculations.



Andrea M. Steele, MSc, RVT, VTS(ECC)

Andrea has been an ICU technician at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital since 1998, and achieved Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care (VTS(ECC)) certification in 2003, becoming a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT). Andrea is a Past-President of AVECCT and is now Executive Secretary.

Andrea is an experienced lecturer, author, and peer-reviewer and in 2015 was co-Editor and contributing author of the book Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians (Battaglia and Steele).

Andrea has received several awards for her speaking and contributions to organizations including; 2013 the OAVT Outstanding Contributions Award, the 2014 Western Veterinary Conference Technician Educator of the Year, and most recently, the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Specialty Technician of the Year, for 2015.

Date and time

May 9, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


CVMA Member RVT/Veterinary Staff: $40

Non-Member RVT/Veterinary Staff: $80


3 easy ways to register:

This course qualifies for 1.5 hours of interactive learning. Each paid registrant will be allowed access via one phone line and one log-in and will receive a certificate upon completion. When you register, a URL will be sent to the registered attendee email with login information on how to begin the webinar. CVMA reserves the right to invoice those individuals and/or organizations that are logged in or connected from telephone numbers that don’t correspond to a paid registration.

If multiple registrants intend to view the online seminar together under one log-in, please contact the CVMA office for an attendance form at 800.655.2862 or email staff@cvma.net.

All registrations must be received the day before the online seminar in order to participate.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted by fax, email, or regular mail no later than May 1, 2018 to receive a full refund, less a 10 percent administration fee.

If you have any questions, please call the CVMA office at 800.655.2862.

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