For questions about the Center, contact the Center Director, Dr. Narda Robinson.
The Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine aims to provide animals relief from pain and to optimize their quality of life. We do this through clinical service, humane research, advanced educational programs, and a dedication to elevating awareness of the imperative to recognize and effectively address pain and discomfort in animals.
Our pain medicine doctors draw from natural healing approaches such as acupuncture, gentle manual therapy, nutritional supplements, and more, along with conventional drug-based pain medicine treatments, to meld the best of both worlds for the benefit of our patients.
The mission of the Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine is to:
Drs. Peter Hellyer and William Horne founded the CSU Center for Comparative Pain Medicine in 2002. They also developed the first course in pain medicine at CSU and participated in the formulation of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Medicine (IVAPM), located within the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. CSU and the IVAPM share common goals of defining standards of expertise in pain medicine and pushing quality of care and pain relief for animals to new levels.
The Center will meet its goals through didactic instruction, clinical service, procedural intervention training, and encouraging student and clinician interaction in multidisciplinary rounds and ongoing research.
At the Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine, we strive to promote advances in multimodal, interdisciplinary pain medicine and quality of life through innovative, humane, and evidence-based approaches with a research focus on naturally occurring disease.
We are dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary, integrative, and comprehensive approaches to pain medicine by promoting academic achievement, strong clinical service and teaching. We strive to lead the way in humane pain medicine research, examining methods of analgesia from naturally occurring disease rather than inducing pain in order to study pain.
As the next generation of students, interns, residents, and fellows moves into private practice and academia, we look toward the day when ongoing pain assessment and management for animals is considered to be part and parcel of veterinary care.
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