Seven credentialed technicians—and 27 veterinarians—qualified for the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management’s (IVAPM) first certification examination, which took place Aug. 29, at the CVC in Kansas City, Mo. The technicians’ experience was varied, with credentials ranging from veterinary technician specialists, general practice technicians, and technicians focused on acupuncture. Those technicians and veterinarians who pass the exam will earn the title of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP).
This year’s exam will help set the pass point for those who wish to become certified in the future. The IVAPM is accepting applications for next year’s exam, which will take place in August 2010 at the CVC in Kansas City, Mo. Credentialed technicians and veterinarians interested in sitting for next year’s certification examination must submit their requests for an application by late fall, 2009. For more information, visit the IVAPM’s Web site at ivapm.org.