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Course Overview

The Integrative Veterinary Medicine for Pain Management course is designed for the veterinarians wishing to integrate Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and other integrative medicine for their patients. The course is a comprehensive review of the most contemporary concepts of veterinary pain management including neurobiology, neuropharmacology, physical modalities, herbals, acupuncture, and rehabilitation therapy. Applications for pain management across a broad spectrum of clinical presentations will be presented. Relevant literature on the topic, principles of pain management, and the multimodal management of complex pain syndromes in dogs, cats, and horses will also be discussed. Information on treating pain from many different perspectives will be highlighted.

By the completion of the course, veterinarians will be able to:

  • Describe the neurophysiology and pharmacological pathways of pain management including the differences between adaptive and maladaptive pain.
  • Define the different classes of pain modifying pharmaceuticals, their modes of action, application and interaction.
  • Construct the treatment of pain using nutrition, nutraceuticals, herbals, and disease-modifying agents
  • Integrate acupuncture, physical medicine and regenerative medicine for the optimal treatment of pain
Course Highlights
  • Focused lectures on pain management with various integrative treatment modalities
  • Learn from world-renowned field experts in integrative veterinary medicine
  • Receive free case consultation with Chi faulty
  • Earn up to 30 CE hours, pending RACE approval*
  • Offered in Small Animal or Mixed Practice Track for veterinarians with different specialties
  • On-site class and Online class are available to fit the veterinarians' specific needs and schedule 

 

Instructors

Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA

Dr. Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario and a Board Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR).  She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese herbal Medicine (Chi Institute) and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner.  In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first salt water canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre. Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several text book chapters on Rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on a number of advisor boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy and holistic medicine. She teaches regularly at Cornell University and is involved in Resident Training for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huntingford continues to research into the treatment of animal pain. She has published a peer review paper on laser therapy for elbow arthritis and has completed a clinical trial on a unique kidney preparation for aging cats.



Rebecca Funk DVM, MS, CVC, CVA, CVCH, CVT, CVFT, DACVIM, MSTCVM

Dr. Funk completed her DVM at Oklahoma State University in 2006. She subsequently completed an Equine Theriogenology Internship at the same institution and then an Equine Internal Medicine Residency at Auburn University. She achieved board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2011. Dr. Funk has subsequently pursued an interest in complementary medicine by becoming certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and by completing a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Tui-na, Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy. She works as a Clinical Associate Professor in Equine Field Service at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where she pursues her clinical interests in equine theriogenology, equine medicine, and integrative veterinary medicine.

  
 Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CCRP, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVMMP

Dr. Koh received his DVM degree in 2006 from National Chung Hsing University College of Veterinary Medicine in Taiwan. He completed a specialty internship in acupuncture in 2010 and received his Master’s degree in 2012 from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He gained certifications in acupuncture (CVA), Chinese herbal medicine (CVCH), and food therapy (CVFT) through the Chi Institute, Canine Rehabilitation (CCRP) through University of Tennessee, and Canine Medical Manipulation through Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. He is currently working on his residency in Veterinary Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation. His clinical interests include TCVM and integrative medicine for pain management, neurological disorders, geriatric conditions, and palliative and hospice care. Dr. Koh is an assistant professor and the section chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He has authored several articles on acupuncture, rehabilitation and integrative medicine for publications in the United States and internationally. He has been invited to offer lectures and trainings on canine rehabilitation, veterinary acupuncture,  traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, integrative medicine  for veterinary schools, conferences, and general public events in the United States and internationally. 
Lodging and Accommodations

For information about accommodations, travel, and what to pack, please visit our lodging and accommodations page.

*This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 30 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval