Webinar Plus: Euthanasia and bereavement - understanding and supporting your clients, your colleagues and yourself

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of pre-recorded weekly webinars (which can be reviewed throughout the course), live weekly Q&A sessions with the tutors, self-assessment/reflection exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums

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This course may run again in the future. To register your interest please contact us.

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I liked that this course was focused on a topic that is so important to practice, but not clinical

Course Information

Key Areas
  • The human-companion animal bond
  • Grief, bereavement and pet loss
  • Supporting and communicating with your clients
  • Managing yourself, your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of colleagues
About this course

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to run this course in September 2022, to register your interest please email cpd@rvc.ac.uk

Do you sometimes find it hard to make sense of your clients' reactions to euthanasia and death? Would you like to be able to manage these situations more successfully?

Those working in a veterinary practice deal with death on a daily basis. Many have never had any training to enable them to understand the emotions and processes their clients are experiencing, or how to communicate successfully with them during this time.

This course aims to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the impact of companion-animal loss on clients, colleagues and themselves. It also intends to equip participants with the skills needed to support and manage those affected by companion-animal loss.

Why do this course?

If you are working as part of a veterinary team and wish to increase your understanding and ability to support those going through or working alongside companion-animal loss.

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Ruth Serlin, BVetMed CertVA PGCAP FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Professionalism
The Royal Veterinary College

Claire Vinten, BVMedSci BVM BVS PhD FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Education
The Royal Veterinary College