Care TO LEARN ABOUT compassion

August 2011
Firstline;Aug2011, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p22
The article explains why offering compassionate care poses a challenge to a veterinarian. Sharon DeNayer, practice manager at Windsor Veterinary Clinic Professional Co., says all veterinary team members must receive euthanasia management training and learn how to have end-of-life discussions with clients. A 2011 Virback Animal Health Survey showed that 88% of clinics does not offer any such training. Compassionate care tips for receptionists and team members are given.


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