AVC Winter Webinars February/March 2016

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre warmly invites veterinarians and veterinary technicians to join us for three hours of affordable CE—from the comfort of home or office. Dr. Caroline Hewson will share practical and evidence-based training and resources that she has developed for handling difficult discussions around animals’ end-of-life care and for minimizing in-hospital stress for patients.

Webinar 1: Tuesday February 23, 2016; 5:00 pm AST

Euthanasia Decision-Making
CE credits: 1 hour
Veterinarians often have at least three euthanasia consultations every week, but many of us were never taught how to have end-of-life discussions.  This webinar will give you a framework by which you and your clients may more clearly discern each animal’s best interests, and offers a simple, four-step process for making euthanasia decisions.

Webinar 2: Tuesday March 1, 2016; 5:00 pm AST

Handling Difficult End-Of-Life Discussions 
CE credits: 1 hour
Disagreements with clients about the need for euthanasia are rated the most stressful encounter in practice. Every case is different, but this webinar gives you a practical, five-step process, so you always know how to manage them.

  • References for webinars 1 and 2

Webinar 3: Tuesday March 8, 2016; 5:00 pm AST  

Reducing In-Patient Stress: Better Results for your Patients and for Your Bottom Line 
CE credits: 1 hour
Busy days get busier when an in-patient has half-chewed out their catheter and is now chewing you out… This webinar tells you evidence-based ways to minimise in–patient stress so everyone feels better, and your clients don’t drift away saying “S/he never used to mind coming in here, before coming in for that surgery.”

  • References for webinar 3