An essential guide to pain management

Event date

01 November 2018

Venue location

Engineers' House
The Promenade
Clifton Down


Jessica Wachtel, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Paul MacFarlane BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Clinical Lead in Veterinary Anaesthesia, Langford Vets, University of Bristol



 Early birdStandard
Member£200 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

This course will cover management of the surgical or trauma patient’s pain. We will consider initial stabilisation, pre-surgical management, intraoperative analgesia and post-operative pain management.

The theoretical basis of effective pain management, including core pharmacology, will be illustrated with case-based examples. Specific techniques covered will include epidural and other loco-regional techniques, the use of ‘constant’ rate infusions.

The impact of non-pharmacological interventions on pain management will be reviewed in the context of the veterinary practice.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • How to identify painful patients and situations when pain may be anticipated
  • How to understand the core pharmacology of key analgesic drugs and how this influences drug selection
  • How to identify appropriate loco-regional techniques for common scenarios, and understand how to apply them
  • When constant rate infusions are appropriate and how to use them most effectively
  • Develop an understanding of pain management beyond the use of analgesic drugs

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Jessica Wachtel on 020 7908 6336. 

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2018 CPD courses and excludes Media training, the ‘Staying safe in equine practice’ course and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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