WSAVA Certificate in Pain Management

May 9, 2023

The WSAVA Certificate in Pain Management includes pre-recorded lectures in addition to mandatory and suggested reading materials, and quizzes at the end of each lecture. The educational content is primarily based on the recently published ‘2022 WSAVA guidelines for the recognition, assessment and treatment of pain’, and on additional topics not covered by that document, but considered to be important and relevant for professionals working with companion animal health and welfare globally. Lectures will be given by the authors of the Guidelines and other invited experts in the field.

The entire educational content is available at no cost following registration to any veterinarian or
nurse/veterinary technician. A fee will be charged to those who would like to receive the actual Certificate and recognition of continuing education credits. In that case, a veterinarian or nurse/veterinary technician completing all mandatory activities (see below) and achieving a passing rate of the quizzes will be entitled to receive a digital version of the WSAVA Certificate in Pain Management - Veterinarians or WSAVA Certificate in Pain Management - Veterinary Technicians/Nurses and associated continuing education credits. Students of veterinary medicine or veterinary nurse/technician are welcome to register and access the course content but are not eligible for the Certificate.

The WSAVA Certificate in Pain Management has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 33 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE.

The WSAVA Certificate in Pain Management is divided into three Modules available to anyone registering to the course. However, to be eligible for their respective Certificates:

  • Veterinarians are required to complete and pass Modules I, II and III
  • Veterinary technicians/nurses are required to complete and pass Modules I and II

Click here for more information about the program.

Organizing committee:

Scientific committee: Beatriz Monteiro (Faculté De Médecine Vétérinaire), Tammy Grubb, Conny Mosley (CVMA member), Jo Murrell, Paulo Steagall (Ontario Veterinary College)

Program director: Beatriz Monteiro (Faculté De Médecine Vétérinaire)