Vet technician earns pain management certification

Ensign-S-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Shelley Ensign has become the first certified veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) at Washington State University and the second veterinary medical professional in the state to earn the certification.

A licensed veterinary technician, she has been at WSU for more than seven years. She is one of four anesthesia specialty certified technicians in the anesthesia section of the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Their pain relief expertise is part of the hospital’s wellness services efforts to provide the best care and quality of life to patients.

CVPP credentials are from the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management,