Pain Medicine — Integrated Veterinary Medicine — Pain Consulting
In addition to her credentials as a veterinary anesthesiologist, Dr. Wright has also developed a unique set of integrated pain management tools that enhance her practice and inform her skill in pain consultation. With expertise that spans physical medicine, pharmacology, and integrative techniques, her approach includes acupuncture, exercise, medications, and supplements as appropriate to provide the most comprehensive means of veterinary care.
Dr. Wright is certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is also a certified veterinary medical acupuncturist, an IVAPM-certified veterinary pain practitioner, and a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. These skill areas enable her to offer informed and compassionate veterinary treatment options while seeking to alleviate pain.
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist (2007)
As a certified veterinary medical acupuncturist, Dr. Wright uses acupuncture to help maximize the innate healing capacities of her patients. Veterinary acupuncture involves inserting needles in key areas of the body and has a variety of applications including pain management, immunotherapy, and reducing muscle tension, among others.
Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner - IVAPM (2011)
Dr. Wright became a certified veterinary pain practitioner in 2011 after meeting rigorous program standards set by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) in the areas of education, training, and experience in interdisciplinary pain management. Her training as a pain practitioner enables her to assess pain and provide a comprehensive and integrative palette of techniques to reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (2012)
Certified canine rehabilitation practitioners are trained to help patients live to the fullest as they recover from illness or injury. Dr. Wright practices a variety of evidence-based techniques to minimize pain and discomfort in animals including therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and mobilization, and directed home exercise instruction.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (2014)
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool that helps assess soft tissue damage and provide additional information about an animal’s tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Dr. Wright received her musculoskeletal ultrasound training with Veterinary Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and uses her skill in this area to offer a more definitive diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries.