Monthly Archives: June 2012

Congratulations Dr. Mark Cousins!

Dear Mark

Congratulations on attaining your certification and thanks for going through the process. I know from personal experience that it was not an easy thing to do.

It is wonderful to see our elite group of people grow and to see it filled with talented professionals like yourself. As dedicated veterinary professionals like yourself get certified, it elevates the status of the CVPP itself.

Best Regards,

Mike Petty

President, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Certified American Academy of Pain Management

Good Luck, Ben!

Good Luck to The Cat Practice team member, Ben, who is applying to Veterinary School! We appreciate all your hard work and wish you the best of luck!

Dr. Cousins: Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner by the IVAPM.

Dear Dr. Cousins, 
It is my honor and pleasure to inform you that you have successfully completed the requirements for the designation of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner by the IVAPM.
The CVPP designation carries with it honor and responsibility. The honor is the reward for your hard work and commitment to excellence in your profession. It demonstrates to your colleagues and your clients how much you care. The responsibility is to follow the mission of the IVAPM: to promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge related to the biology and clinical treatment of pain in animals. Please take the time to be a leader in this field and become active in the work of the IVAPM by serving on a committee within the organization and by mentoring your colleagues with your expertise in the field of pain management. I look forward to seeing you at future IVAPM events and meeting you in person.
Congratulations on your achievement! 
Best regards,
Larry Kimberlin DVM,FAVD,CVPP
Chaiman – Credential Committee – IVAPM
8414 Wesley Greenville,Texas 75402

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

When preparing for emergencies, keep every member of your family in mind, including your pets. All the information in this article comes from, your location for all the resources you need for any emergency.

If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals.

If you must evacuate, take your pets with you if possible. However, if you are going to a public shelter, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed inside. Plan in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets.

Make a back-up emergency plan in case you can’t care for your animals yourself. Develop a buddy system with neighbors, friends and relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer.

Preparing for Your Pets Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

Use the Red Cross emergency preparedness checklist for pets as a guide.