Dr. Robin Downing
The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC
Dr. Downing is Hospital Director of The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC. She has received many regional, national, and international awards, including the Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Award in 2001 from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Dr. Downing is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, and she was the third veterinarian in the world to earn the Diplomate credential in the American Academy of Pain Management (a human pain management organization). Dr. Downing is an internationally sought-after speaker on a wide variety of topics including pain management, physical rehabilitation, physical medicine, hospice/end-of-life care, anaesthesia related topics, and overcoming compliance obstacles/issues in veterinary medicine. In 2016 she completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Bioethics from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC and Union Graduate College with the intention of translating the practices of clinical bioethics for application in veterinary medicine. This commitment includes framing the imperatives of the Fear Free movement, as well as comprehensive acute and chronic pain management, as obligations grounded in bioethical principles.
Topics #1: Reframing Veterinary Medicine Through a Bioethical Lens
Description: Veterinary medicine has evolved to a level of sophistication that demands a focus on the question, "Just because we CAN, does that mean we SHOULD?" Clinical bioethics provides a framework for difficult decision making that can be translated for application to veterinary medicine. This session provides an overview of that translation and application.
Topics #2: Better Medicine is Better Business
Description: This session focuses on the linkage between medicine and business and the inescapable fact that continual improvement and enhancement of the medicine we practice enhances any practice's bottom line.
Topics #3: Fear Free Practice is the Wave of the Future
Description: The Fear Free movement is transforming veterinary medicine as we know it. Seeing the veterinary visit through the eyes of our patients opens the door to enhanced medical care, greater career satisfaction, happier staff, relaxed patients, and more satisfied clients. This cycle of good becomes self-perpetuating and contributes to the bottom line of practice success.
Topics #4: Git 'Er Done - Putting it All Together for the Patient and Client
Description: The data continue to show that compliance in veterinary medicine leaves much room for improvement. This session provides a practical approach to enhancing compliance in any practice setting.
Topics #5: Variety of pain management topics tied to business
Description: Variety of pain management topics tied to business
Speaker Fees: Coach travel costs at the very least. My honorarium is negotiable, depending upon the needs of a particular chapter, timing of talks, and sponsor options.