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Pain Management in the DVM Curriculum

Cummings School DVM students receive course offerings and training in pain medicine

  • 8 hours of core coursework is completed on pain physiology, assessment, and management
  • Students are trained to manage perioperative, trauma, and cancer pain while on clinical rotations
  • Seniors can take a practical pain elective, building skills in assessment and treatment of pain
  • They may elect to take a weeklong intensive course in advanced pain management
  • Students are encouraged to attend continuing education courses offered at Cummings School
  • Creative application of knowledge can be achieved during outside rotations at zoos, private practices and shelters
  • Student organizations present lectures on various pain topics
  • Students can choose to participate in research projects in pain medicine