Wed, Jan 24|
Grief & Loss in Veterinary Medicine
Euthanasia is an experience, not a procedure. This webinar will equip you with skills to: • Challenge assumptions about patients, clients, and the end of life • Become comfortable allowing animals to show their emotional needs. • Engage better with clients, patients, and colleagues
Time & Location
Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
About the event
Euthanasia is an experience, not a procedure or event. The experience of the loss of an animal companion, no matter how dignified, well-planned, and peaceful, initiates a physiological, cognitive, and emotional process which is unique to the individual. This program explores the experience of loss not only for the human “pet parent,” but also for the other animals who shared in the life of the deceased. Humans and animals have parallel emotional circuitry built into the limbic system of the brain. There is much about the emotional experience of loss that we have in common with our animal companions. Listeners will be challenged to imagine foreign perspectives and re-think the human-animal bond, anthropomorphism, and mortality itself.