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March 13, 2024

Episode 121 – Balancing Acts: Opioids and NSAIDs in Modern Veterinary Pain Relief

Tune into our podcast for a deep dive into the 2023 Veterinary Pain Management Workshop recording, where Dr. Mark Epstein discusses groundbreaking techniques and guidelines to significantly improve practice outcomes in veterinary care.

Quick Summary of the Episode

In this episode, we present a crucial workshop hosted by us on Veterinary Pain Management, led by Dr. Mark Epstein which was recorded in late 2023 wherein he delves into innovative strategies and the latest guidelines for managing pain in pets, aiming to elevate the standards of veterinary care.


Guest Information

Speaker: Dr. Mark Epstein, Senior Partner and Medical Director at TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and a recognized authority in veterinary pain management.


Main Talking Points

  1. Innovative Pain Management Strategies: Insights into new approaches and therapies for alleviating pain in pets.
  2. Guideline Updates: An overview of the most recent pain management guidelines and their significance for veterinary professionals.
  3. Safety and Efficacy of NSAIDs: Discussion on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in treating pets, with a focus on recent findings and recommendations.
  4. Emerging Therapies and Technologies: Exploration of cutting-edge treatments and how they’re reshaping pain management in veterinary medicine.


Interesting Quotes From the Episode

“Effective pain management transcends traditional methods, embracing new science and compassion.” – Dr. Mark Epstein



  • 00:00: Introduction to the workshop
  • 02:50: Overview of new pain management guidelines – NSAIDs
  • 06:40: Discussing Opioids and their evolving role
  • 11.35: Opioids comparison chart

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Affiliate & Sponsor Links(optional)

  1. Link to TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals
  2. Link to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s pain management resources