Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology (CAVT)
Continual Education - Fall 2021

Sunday, October 17; 9am-1pm Mountain Time
at CAVT, 2766 Janitell Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

21-10: Pain Recognition and Prevention: Returning Patients to Health
and the 411 on Canine Physical Rehabilitation

This course has been submitted to CACVT and CSBVM for approval
for 4 CEUs for veterinary technicians and veterinarians

Marie Bartling, DVM, cVMA, IVCA, CCRT, CVPP: Dr. Marie Bartling graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Microbiology followed by her DVM in 2005 and completed an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery in 2006. She is certified in Stem Cell Therapy, Veterinary Medical Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Canine Rehabilitation, Pain Management, and Nutritional Counseling. She specializes in physical and medical recovery plans for dogs with the goal of returning dogs to their family play times. At the Animal Rehabilitation Center of Castle Pines, CO, her focuses are rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, and pain alleviation. She sees patients for physical health recovery and pain management services including non-drug pain therapies, nutritional and supplement consultations, rehabilitation consultations including injury recovery and fitness, and neurologic recovery including acupuncture and chiropractic care.

Kristen Purcell, CVT, CCRP, SAMP: Kristen Purcell graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2003 and for the first ten years of her career she worked in general practice, emergency medicine, orthopedic and emergency surgery, and management. She then decided to pursue her dream of excelling in canine physical rehabilitation and began training and working in a rehabilitation facility in 2013. She completed her Certificate in Canine Physical Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee in 2014 and an additional certification in Small Animal Massage Therapy through the Northwest School of Animal Massage and pursued a supplemental certification through the University of Tennessee in Canine Manual Therapy. Kristen is now the supervisor of the Rehabilitation Department at the Animal Rehabilitation Center of Castle Pines, CO, and loves it. She finds the satisfaction and joy in helping improve the quality of life of pets through pain control, function, and strength. She’s very active outside of work with her husband and fur kids and friends running half marathons and obstacle races.

Session Contents: This on site, interactive, continual education presentation will cover insightful methods to identify pain in dogs, especially. Observation of body language by all staff before any hands on may affect the pain methods and treatment plans and whether medications are the only answer. We’ll start with behavioral remodeling to help remove the layer of fear and anxiety created by the pain the patient lives with and build therapeutic treatment plans that may include manipulation; address the body’s chemistry to help heal pain with traditional anti-inflammatory medications, Stem Cells, or Nocita®; and/or prepare an entire healing plan from repair of an injury through return to normal function. Canine rehabilitation now has 4 credentialing programs incorporating methods very similar to human physical therapy; the rehabilitation programs are designed to meet, maintain, and exceed a patient’s wellbeing, comfort, and mobility for an active pain free lifestyle.

Participants are encouraged to attend with teammates: veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary support staff. Participants should come away with improved teamwork skills, case discussion and planning, and improve patient pain identification and subsequent care. The session will include interactive question/answers with the speakers and a cumulative evaluation.

REGISTRATION BY OCTOBER 4, 2021:
$100 – Veterinarian
$ 60 – Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, other Veterinary Staff
$ 0 – CAVT current veterinary technology student or current CAVT instructor

LATE REGISTRATION BY OCTOBER 5-15, 2021:
$125 – Veterinarian
$ 75 – Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, other Veterinary Staff
$ 0 – CAVT current veterinary technology student or current CAVT instructor

*Registration closes Friday, October 15 at 5pm Mountain Time.

**Registrants must attend, participate, and complete the end of course quiz and the course evaluation by session archive October 22, 2021; 5pm Mountain Time to be eligible for the Course Certificate of Completion.

Sunday, October 17, 2021:
Check in begins at Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology at 8:30am. Further instructions will be provided via email as the conference date arrives.

For further assistance call 719-219-9636 or email swinters@cavt.edu.

Nanette R. Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT
CAVT-CE Course Coordinator
CAVT-CE@cavt.edu

Steve Rubin, DVM, CEO Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
srubin@cavt.edu * 719-219-9636