04-20-2021 Palliative Care


EASAV is pleased to announce CE for veterinarians & AHTs 

1. Multimodal Pain Management in the Palliative Care Context 

The best way to manage chronic pain is to take a multimodal approach. In the palliative care context, we may be dealing with both acute & chronic pain. This session will provide an overview of options that may be combined to provide comfort at the end of life.

2.  Keeping the Human-Animal Bond Healthy: Respecting The Patient's Will To Live

Occasionally, we encounter clients whose challenge is to let go when the best choice for their animal family member is to proceed with humane euthanasia. This session will present a novel approach to end-of-life decision-making that embraces the principles & practices of clinical bioethics & provides a framework for navigating difficult choices.

Speaker: Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR

About Dr. Downing: Dr. Downing is Hospital Director of The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC.  She has received many regional, national & international awards, including the Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Award in 2001 from the WSAVA & most recently the 2020 Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award from the AVMA. Robin is a Diplomate of the ACV of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, & she was the third veterinarian in the world to earn the Diplomate credential in the American Academy of Pain Management (a human pain management organization).  She was a founder of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management & served as that organization’s second President.  In addition, she has served as President of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (now called the Human-Animal Bond Association). Dr. Downing is an internationally sought-after speaker on a wide variety of topics including pain management, physical rehabilitation, physical medicine, hospice/end-of-life care, anaesthesia related topics, & overcoming compliance obstacles/issues in vet medicine. In 2016 she completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Bioethics from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC & Union Graduate College with the intention of translating the practices of clinical bioethics for application in veterinary medicine. This commitment includes framing the imperatives of the Fear-Free movement, as well as comprehensive acute & chronic pain management, as obligations grounded in bioethical principles.  She is working on a Doctorate in Clinical Bioethics at Loyola University of Chicago.

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021

Advance online payment by credit card, direct payment to info@easav.ca or cheque is preferred. 
Register online or leave a voice mail at (780) 970-3728 or fax this completed registration form to (780) 757-7865.
A webinar link will be emailed 1-2 days prior to the event.

Clinic:_________________________  Phone #:_______________

Name:__________________ Email: ________________________ 

Circle one:  EASAV/CAVM member     Non-member AHT     Non-member Vet

Name:__________________ Email: ________________________ 

Circle one:  EASAV/CAVM member     Non-member AHT     Non-member Vet

Name:__________________ Email: ________________________ 

Circle one:  EASAV/CAVM member     Non-member AHT     Non-member Vet

Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians:  www.easav.ca    

Cancellation policy:  There are no cancellation fees for missed webinars. If an attendant has prepaid and missed the webinar, they will be sent a link to stream the recorded webinar when it becomes available. 

A CE Quiz must be completed to obtain CE Credits when streaming recorded seminars.


Webinar Date:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar platform: Zoom

This webinar will be recorded & available for streaming at a later date with CE credits given upon successful completion of a CE quiz.

Seminar Fees:

(including GST)

EASAV Members: Free
(Late registrants:

Non-members: $32
(Late Fee: $53)

Questions/Need to cancel a registration?

Leave a voicemail at 780-970-3728 or email: info@easav.ca

Registration Deadline:

Friday, April 16, 2021

AbVMA, CVBC & SVMA-approved for 2 hours of CE Credit

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  This event has unlimited seating.
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Non-Members Support Staff $32.00 January 4, 2021
Members Associate Members $0.00 January 4, 2021
Members Voting Members $0.00 January 4, 2021
Non-Members Non-Member Vets $32.00 January 4, 2021
Non-Members Support Staff $53.00 April 19, 2021
Members Associate Members $32.00 April 19, 2021
Members Voting Members $32.00 April 19, 2021
Non-Members Non-Member Vets $53.00 April 19, 2021