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PCRS – Pain Consultation & Referral Service

Our mission is to increase awareness of pain, explore new treatment options, and teach others what we know. We believe that no animal should suffer from pain as long as we have the means to treat or prevent it.

We are:

  • A service created especially for veterinary patients with painful conditions that have proven difficult to manage using standard analgesic regimens

We offer:

  • A multidisciplinary approach to pain, blending the expertise of anesthesiologists, surgeons, oncologists, neurologists, physical therapists and complementary/alternative medicine practitioners
  • Thorough patient assessment with emphasis on defining the cause, type and intensity of pain; diagnostic evaluation or imaging is used when needed
  • Treatment options that include individualized blending of traditional and non-conventional new analgesic drug regimens, physical therapy modalities, palliative interventions, complementary techniques and owner counseling
  • A treatment plan that is based on the owner’s capabilities and expectations, and working with the primary care veterinarian

Who could benefit?

  • Patients with osteoarthritis that cannot be managed with NSAIDs
  • Patients with pain that is sustained longer than is expected after surgery
  • Patients with intolerable pain from medical conditions or major trauma
  • Any patient with terminal disease (cancer, organ failure) where pain significantly impairs their quality of life

We also offer:

  • Continuing education seminars for referring veterinarians and their staff, and in-hospital training in pain prevention or intervention regimens for veterinarians