Animal health company Zoetis has joined with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to support its Global Pain Council, a specialist group of global veterinarians with expertise in companion animal pain management.
The Global Pain Council works to address global variations in the assessment and management of animal pain by providing education and advisory resources. It strives to increase the confidence and competence of veterinary professionals worldwide in companion animal pain management through initiatives such as the recently launched ‘teach the teacher’ training program and its Global Pain Guidelines, WSAVA’s most frequently accessed veterinary resource.
“Zoetis is committed to supporting veterinarians in helping improve the lives of dogs and cats living with pain,” Abhay Nayak of Zoetis said. “We are excited to partner with leaders at WSAVA and the Global Pain Council to extend our reach in providing education and resources to veterinarians worldwide to benefit more pets.”
“Managing our patients’ pain is one of the most important things we do as veterinarians,” WSAVA President Shane Ryan said. “Variations in the provision of effective pain management globally are a serious concern and the Global Pain Council … is already providing enormous animal health and welfare benefits. Now, with the support of Zoetis, the GPC will be able to achieve even more. We are very pleased and appreciate the company’s commitment.”