Pain and Mobility Clinics

A targeted approach to pain management. The Penbode Pet Vets Pain and Mobility Clinic has been designed and developed by Dr Dave Tittle BVetMed CertVA GPCert (WVA&CPM) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner Veterinary Anaesthesia.

Dave practices a multimodal approach to pain management. He combines traditional aspects of veterinary medicine with more advanced techniques such as intravenous infusion therapy and targeted delivery of medicines.

In addition to his anaesthesia qualifications, Dave holds a GP Certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management. He is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists and the Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group and is a practising small animal acupuncturist. His methods are broad but his objectives are specific: to reduce pain, increase mobility, improve quality of life and enhance the wellbeing of your pet.

What to expect from our Pain and Mobility Clinic

The clinic will begin with an initial referral consultation which will provide an in-depth assessment of your pet’s pain requirements, as well as discussing any concerns and expectations you might have. This will form the basis of a bespoke pain management plan which may include:

  • An overview of current pain relief

  • Anybpossible changes to the prescription or administration of medication

  • Environmental modifications

  • Adjustments to lifestyle and exercise

  • Acupuncture

  • Hydrotherapy recommendation

Initial appointments are usually one hour, with follow up appointments approximately thirty minutes duration. These appointments attract an increased fee to standard first opinion consultations. Once on a pain management plan, all patients require regular assessment and updating of their treatment regime in accordance with their progress, being sure to account for any changes in their needs.

The Pain and Mobility Clinics are based at our Stratton Branch and are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are a Penbode client, please call your usual surgery and we will arrange an appointment to assess and refer your pet. If you are not a Penbode client, assessment is available via referral from your pet’s regular veterinary surgeon. Please ask your vet to email with your client contact details and the patient’s details.