AAHA Pain Management Guidelines Certificate Course

Create a brighter tomorrow for companion animals

And build a future where pain has no place in the lives of our patients.  

Imagine a world where veterinary staff anticipate and prevent pain before it even begins. And when pain strikes without warning, the protocols in place provide the swiftest relief, even in the most challenging situations. Veterinary professionals have an obligation to prevent and alleviate pain in patients. Not only that, but pain relief is essential to successful clinical outcomes.

Stay a step (or several) ahead of pain

The AAHA Pain Management Guidelines Certificate provides a comprehensive dive into effective multimodal approaches focusing on preemptive and proactive treatments with excellent team coordination. Using the 2022 AAHA Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats as source material for this self-paced course, you can trust that you are getting reliable support, resources, and guidance at every step to help you tailor pain management strategies to each unique patient.

Escape one-size-fits-all treatments

Through the tools and knowledge acquired from this program, you will feel positive that you and your team are providing personalized and comprehensive care that makes a difference.

You can expect to:

  • Polish skills based on guidance from expert contributors.
  • Feel accommodated regardless of learning style or skill level.
  • Receive real-life and evidence-guided approaches for maximum applicability.
  • Build stronger patient advocacy.
  • Protect the bond between clients and their beloved pets.

Modules will dive into critical AAHA Guidelines concepts, quizzes will test your knowledge, downloadable resources and a buildable team action guide will help you implement what you learn. The course tracks your progress so go at your own pace!

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Experience the new learning platform – designed with you in mind.

The AAHA learning platform just got a head-to-toe makeover. Based on member feedback, we have upgraded to a more user-friendly interface while focusing on your needs, standards education, and professional development. Most courses are free to members, but premium courses, like AAHA Guidelines Certificates, will be discounted for members.

What you get

RACE CE: 4 hours of RACE-approved CE
Badge: Stand out in the field by being able to display your hard-earned Pain Management Champion badge, issued by AAHA through Credly.

Learning Information

Price: $199 ($99 for AAHA members)
Appropriate for: The entire patient care team, including doctors, credentialed technicians, and assistants.

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AAHA Pain Management Badge

With each certificate completed, you’ll receive a digital badge touting your accomplishment and giving pet owners even more assurance of your skills.