What is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner?

Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners are veterinary professionals that IVAPM has recognized as having the training and skills necessary to practice animal pain management effectively and ethically. IVAPM’s certification program is rigorous and comprehensive, covering pain medications, physical rehabilitation and alternative therapies.

Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners are committed to including pain management in the care of all of their patients. These include animals that are hurt, sick, or suffering from chronic conditions like arthritis. CVPPs assess every patient for pain, and work with clients to create treatment plans with comfort and safety in mind. They are trained to use a multi-modal approach to pain management, which could incorporate drugs, therapeutic laser, hydrotherapy, massage and acupuncture.