Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for all of the Veterinary team, who are interested in providing a more proactive and compassionate pre and post Euthanasia care programme for pet owners, and want to gain a deeper understanding of the bereavement stages and how this manifests in our clients.

Kindly sponsored by our lovely friends at Euthabag

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What will I Learn?

This 7-Hour Accredited CPD/CE has 4 Modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn.

  • The Client Journey: Providing exceptional end-of-life support

  • The role of the Bereavement and Loss Advisor in veterinary practice.

  • Preparation is key.

  • Counselling and emotional support skills.

  • Communicating with sensitivity and knowledge.

  • Managing Compassion Fatigue for the Veterinary Team.

  • The Bereavement process and types of Grief.

  • Children and Pet Loss.

  • Grief in surviving pets.

  • The elderly and pet loss.

About Carrie.

Instructor Bio:

ACC Dip Pet Bereavement Counsellor

Carrie Kearns

My name is Carrie Ball and i am a Companion Animal Bereavement Counsellor.In 2001 I completed the diploma of companion animal bereavment counselling. Since then I have achieved a Level 3 certificate in Pet bereavement and a diploma in counselling skills. I am also a Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant and i started working in veterinary practice in 1999.I have seen many pets come and go. The expected and the unexpected losses, the horrific accidents and terminally ill patients. I decided after witnessing my first euthanasia, that I never wanted anyone to feel so sad, lost and abandoned again.The loss of a pet, no matter how big or small is like losing a relative or a close friend. It can be a very lonely time, and I aim to be the person that 'gets it' and truly understands.I wrote an open letter to that first Dog. 'Dear Little Brown Dog' and can be found on Wordpress, by my company, Cycle Counselling. Do take a look, it was written from the heart and was the reason why I became a Pet Bereavement Counsellor.I want to help you to help and fully support your clients. All too often veterinary clients are sent away with bare minimum of support, and I aim to change that.

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Pet Loss and Bereavement Support

Debbie Adamson

I started this course to help me at work, about a week into it I lost my beloved pooch, Jack, rather unexpectedly and felt so devastated and upset; it was ...

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I started this course to help me at work, about a week into it I lost my beloved pooch, Jack, rather unexpectedly and felt so devastated and upset; it was quite hard to carry on with the course as I cried pretty much all the way through it but not only did I get a lot more knowledge as someone who works in a vets, it helped me so much on a personal level with my own thoughts and feelings. So thank you Carrie and Vicki at Innovet for making this course available, it was really worthwhile and I am so glad to have been able to complete it. Would highly recommend, many thanks, Debbie

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Absolutely fantastic course!

April Louise Murphy

I decided to take this course because I read the 1 hour CPD for how to handle pet loss during COVID and the information really interested me. This course has...

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I decided to take this course because I read the 1 hour CPD for how to handle pet loss during COVID and the information really interested me. This course has been really inspiring and knowledgeable. I have learnt so much. Carrie teaches the course so brilliantly. The mixture of videos, power point slides, workbook and assessment questions is fantastic. In branch at present, I write out the sympathy cards and put forget me not seeds in the card and send these to clients. However, Carrie's idea of the grief packs is amazing and I will be speaking to work to try and implement this. I feel pet loss and bereavement support is so important in practice and we need to show clients that we are there for them - even in their darkest days. I would encourage anyone working in the veterinary industry to take this course - whether you are a vet, vet nurse, receptionist etc you will all benefit from this course. Carrie- You are fantastic. Thank you so much for providing such a fantastic course.

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Excellent course and very informative

Laura Owen

This course was delivered in nice compact parts, making it easy to watch/read/complete when time allowed. You can tell from the videos that Carrie really bel...

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This course was delivered in nice compact parts, making it easy to watch/read/complete when time allowed. You can tell from the videos that Carrie really believes in what she is talking about and has passion for the subject.

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Amazing

Michele Burniston

I have done this course previously but in person rather than online about 4 years ago and there has been loads of new information this time that I don't reme...

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I have done this course previously but in person rather than online about 4 years ago and there has been loads of new information this time that I don't remember from the original course. I have come away with lots of new ideas and I'm so glad I did it.

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Pet Loss and Bereavement Support

Debbie Adamson

I started this course to help me at work, about a week into it I lost my beloved pooch, Jack, rather unexpectedly and felt so devastated and upset; it was ...

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I started this course to help me at work, about a week into it I lost my beloved pooch, Jack, rather unexpectedly and felt so devastated and upset; it was quite hard to carry on with the course as I cried pretty much all the way through it but not only did I get a lot more knowledge as someone who works in a vets, it helped me so much on a personal level with my own thoughts and feelings. So thank you Carrie and Vicki at Innovet for making this course available, it was really worthwhile and I am so glad to have been able to complete it. Would highly recommend, many thanks, Debbie

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Excellent

Lianne O'Boyle

Really informative, very knowledgeable speaker

Really informative, very knowledgeable speaker

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The aim of this course is to ensure that both yourself and your practice are providing Gold Standard Bereavement Support for your clients.

This activity equates to 7-Hours of CPD/CE Accredited and RACE approved 1608-42537 points.

Learning to spot the early signs of compassion fatigue in both ourselves and our colleagues will help to prevent further burnout and emotional fatigue.

By completing this popular course, you will learn how to provide a gold standard compassionate care programme in practice and gain a deeper understanding of the bereavement stages and how to better support your clients at a difficult time.

Also learning about the effects that compassion fatigue can have on an individual, your colleagues and the veterinary practice as a whole and understanding how we can effectively manage this by awareness.

Written and presented by Carrie Kearns a qualified Pet Bereavement Counsellor and experienced and qualified VCA.

How long is this course?

And do I get a Certificate?

Upon completion of this 7-Hour On-Demand CPD course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records and registration.

This course comes with a course workbook to print and/or save, interactive activities to support your learning and a MCQ at the end to release your CPD/CE Certificate for 7 hours/credits.

This course comes with lifetime access, so no stressful deadlines.

Pricing options

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1: The Client Journey, "Providing exceptional end-of-life support".

    • Unit 1 - Make Client Support Exceptional

    • Unit 2 - Different Types of Bond

    • Unit 3 - Support Considerations & Communication

    • Module 1: The Client Journey - Quiz.

    • Module 1 Video recap

  • 3

    Module 2: How the Veterinary Team can help each other, "Managing compassion fatigue".

    • You are not in this alone.

    • Module 2: How the veterinary team can help each other - Quiz.

    • Module 2 Video recap

  • 4

    Module 3: Grief and the Bereavement Process.

    • Grief and the bereavement process.

    • Module 3; Grief and the bereavement process - Quiz.

    • Module 3 Video recap

  • 5

    Module 4: Respect To The End.

    • Respect to the end

    • Module 4; Respect to the end - Quiz.

    • Module 4 video recap

    • Euthabag Demonstration

    • 10 Do's & Don'ts of Euthanasia