Supporting Pet Owners Through End of Life and Hospice Decisions

1 hr CE credit for veterinary technicians

For pet owners, sometimes the only thing harder than making treatment decisions and caring for an ailing pet is knowing when to stop. In this course, you will learn tried-and-true techniques for managing difficult end of life discussions with both candor and empathy. We will share tips for dealing with pet owners who feel overwhelmed or react with anger. Since patient loss is hard for you too, we will review the symptoms of compassion fatigue and share tips for effective self-care.


  • Options for hospice care
  • Support resources for pet owners
  • Medicine that elevates a palliative plan to a treatment plan
  • The dynamics of end-of-life care

    • Stages of grief
    • Effective communications with grieving clients
  • Monitoring quality of life

    • Tools for the practitioner
    • Techniques for pet owners
  • When treatment ends

    • How to discuss euthanasia and body disposal options
    • Methods for reassuring clients
  • Combating compassion fatigue for veterinary professionals

This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Anivive RACE Provider #50-30163

Hosted by

Lindsay A. Lewis


Hospital Manager

TrueCare for pets

You'll learn:
  • Techniques for honest-and-helpful client conversations
  • The stages of grief
  • Tips for dealing with overwhelmed or angry owners
  • Helpful resources for owners
  • How to recognize compassion fatigue and practice self-care

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In adherence with RACE guidelines, CE certificates can only be distributed to individual attendees under the name used during registration. Group viewers will not receive multiple CE certificates.