A Practice Team Essential

Pet Bereavement Care in Practice

Focus on developing your skills in pet bereavement care in this comprehensive, fully-guaranteed Online Mini Series™ course from CPD Solutions

Death and loss are an integral part of daily life in veterinary practice. Let Dr Sue Dawson show you how to make a real difference to clients at your practice. Register now and find out how to implement the best pet bereavement care plan....


12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

  • Suitable for all members of the practice team
  • Develop your knowledge and practical skills in pet bereavement care
  • Know how to better support grieving clients
  • Take a relationship-centred approach to developing and implementing a pet bereavement care plan in your practice
  • Learn the importance of compassionate communication skills
  • Understand the psychology of the human-companion animal relationship
  • Gain a better understanding of grief and loss reactions
  • Case examples to illustrate different human-companion animal attachments including assistance animal partnerships
  • AND…you have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad
  • Ask all the questions you want
  • Contact us for practice rates for this course


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What will I learn on this course?

Session 1: Pet-People Relationships – Attachment


  • The purpose of attachment
  • Different types of pet-person relationships with case examples
  • Communication skills for understanding pet-person relationships
  • Impact of attachment on loss with case examples


Session 2: Understanding Pet Bereavement – Loss and Grief


  • Types of grief reactions: physiological, psychological, cognitive and social
  • Complex and traumatic grief: with case examples
  • Supportive interventions and the importance of pre-euthanasia discussion
  • Responsibility grief: companion animal euthanasia
  • After death body-care options


Session 3: Bereavement Care Strategies


  • Relation-centred pet bereavement care
  • Understanding the importance of empathy
  • Skills for communicating with sensitivity with case examples
  • Using practice meetings to develop bereavement care
  • Developing pet-bereavement practice protocols
  • Setting up a pet bereavement support group
  • Signposting: where to get external help


About The Presenter

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Dr Sue Dawson is a psychologist specialised in the study of pet-people attachments. Sue is currently working a clinical internship with NHS Lancashire Care and has a busy private therapy practice. Sue was awarded a research fellowship by Manchester Metropolitan University to investigate human grief reactions in relation to veterinary euthanasia, she completed this research in 2007 identifying the concept of responsibility grief. Sue worked for The Blue Cross for 2 years and with The RSPCA for 13 years including overseas in post-war Bosnia. She has lectured widely about pet bereavement throughout the world including BSAVA and World Congress, BVNA Congress and in Japan, The USA and Canada, The Netherlands and Vienna. She is currently investigating suicidal ideation and psychological distress in the veterinary profession and acts as consultant to several animal welfare charities.

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Take advantage of the easy format of the online Mini Series and learn how to best help clients in your practice.


GREAT VALUE! Your Course Rate is Just £227 + VAT*

The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or child care, rota clashes, locum fees….just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource

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* overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT. Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.

All the sessions are now available as recordings and you have access to them for a full 12 months after purchase.

So buy now and take advantage of this really easy to attend online CPD format.


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Your purchase is protected by the CPD Solutions no quibble money back guarantee.

Need some help? Call us on +44 (0)151 328 0444

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