Tara Edwards

Veterinary Specialist
Chronic Pain Management, Medical Acupuncture, Rehabilitation Therapy

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Rehabilitation Therapy
Medical Acupuncture
Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Tara Edwards, DVM is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Tara Edwards graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She started in mixed animal practice then migrated into small animal practice. Her passion for animal rehabilitation grew during this time and she obtained her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2006 from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. In 2012, she obtained her certification as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In 2013 she obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2014 she obtained certification in veterinary medical acupuncture and is excited to add this to her pain management tool box. Her areas of interest include improving the quality of care for geriatrics with arthritis, raising the bar for pain management, and incorporating orthotics into patient care. She enjoys mentoring students in the field of rehabilitation as well as lecturing both locally and internationally.
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Chronic Pain Management

Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life.

Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and even epidural anesthesia to effectively combat pain at all levels. Some of our veterinarians even offer alternative services such as acupuncture or chiropractics for additional pain relief options.

If your pet is dealing with acute pain, our goal is to prevent the nerves from perceiving and remembering this pain so that it does not become chronic pain. For this reason, pain-management protocols are a part of the treatment plan for all invasive procedures, such as surgeries.

If your pet is already dealing with chronic pain, our veterinarians can create a customized pain management plan based on your pet’s individual needs and medical issues

Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre

10564 Powley Court

Winfield, BC V4V 1V5

Main: 250-766-3236

Fax: 250-766-3237

Emergency Hours:

    Mon: 12:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Tue-Wed: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Thu: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

    Fri: Open 24 hours

    Sat-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Hours:

Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

By appointment only

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