140. Recognizing Pain and Stress in Feline Patients
Feline patients can be challenging to read. Pain and stress are important to address and can also interfere with clinical assessment of disease. In this session, attendees will review what behaviors can be consistent with pain in cats; hear about available pain assessment tools; discuss how stress may manifest in feline patients; and learn what resources are available to improve stress mitigation in feline patients.
DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Associate Professor | The Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Quimby is an associate professor at The Ohio State University and is board certified in small animal internal medicine. Previous to her current position, she completed a Ph.D. studying feline chronic kidney disease and was faculty at Colorado State University. Dr. Quimby is a recipient of the International Renal Interest Society Award and the AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award for her contributions to nephrology and feline medicine. Her current research areas include renal pathophysiology, novel treatment strategies, and feline clinical pharmacology focusing on improving supportive care and quality of life in cats with CKD.