Course Title



With the increasing emphasis and desire to improve treatment of perioperative pain control and to alleviate pain associated with chronic illness and disease, many pet owners are seeking out veterinarians who not only have an interest in pain management but a cutting-edge knowledge concerning this area of veterinary medicine. The 5 modules in the VEO Pain Management course are designed to give the busy practitioner a working knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts underlying the modern approach to pain management in the dog and cat. All modules are available to veterinarians and licensed, registered or certified veterinary technicians.


William J. Tranquilli
Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
DVM, Univ. of Illinois; MS, Univ. of Illinois; Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology

Kurt A. Grimm
DVM, Iowa State Univ.; MS, Univ. of Illinois; PhD, Univ. of Illinois; Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists; Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology



Course Modules CE Hours Fees
Pain Terminology, Physiology, Recognition, Strategies for Management and Placebo Effect .5 $20
Analgesic Drugs 1 $40
Analgesic Techniques 2 $70
Specific Conditions and Procedures 1 $40
Managing Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats 0.5 $20
All 5 modules at a reduced fee 5 $160
  • Gain a working vocabulary concerning pain management
  • Understand the formulary of medications widely used to treat pain
  • Learn pain management techniques commonly employed in everyday practice

Supported in part by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Companion Animal Pain Management Consortium sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.