RACE-Approved 1 Hour CE Course


Course Overview

In this learning module we will cover post-operative pain management, the science of nociception, local anesthetics and a review of the pharmacology of bupivacaine analgesics. We’ll also review the safety and efficacy clinical research study findings of the first FDA-approved long-acting local anesthetic in veterinary medicine. Participants who complete this course can expect to learn the latest techniques for optimizing post-operative pain management following cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgery in dogs and onychectomy in cats.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction & Overview of Post-Operative Pain Management
  2. Local Anesthetics
  3. The Need for a Long-Acting Local Anesthetic
  4. Review of the Safety and Efficacy of NOCITA
  5. Summary

About the Author

Todd Charles Duffy, DVM, DACVECC graduated from University of Illinois – College of Veterinary Medicine. He has special interests in fluid therapy, antibiotic stewardship, patient safety, as well as analgesia and managing anesthesia for critical patients. Dr. Duffy is a distinguished speaker at various veterinary conferences throughout the United States and is also on the review board for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Currently, he is a Veterinary Medical Liaison for Aratana Therapeutics.