What Would You Do? The Euthanasias That You Struggle With Emotionally!

Most euthanasias that veterinarians do are considered a ‘gift’ because it is stopping active suffering or preventing it from soon occurring. But there are some euthanasia request that can pull on our emotional, moral or ethical heartstrings. This discussion will cover a variety of real life situations and explore how we can approach each case, the family and how we can pillow our heads at night with the decision we make.

Here's what you'll learn:

This lecture is approved for 1 hour of RACE CE credit.

  • Learn the 4 budgets for considering euthanasia decisions

  • Explore the different definitions of euthanasia

  • Learn about the ailments which change the progression of quality of life

Course Curriculum Preview

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    What Would You Do? The Euthanasias That You Struggle With Emotionally!

    • What Would You Do? The Euthanasias That You Struggle With Emotionally! (CE Course)

    • Quiz: What Would You Do? The Euthanasias That You Struggle With Emotionally! (Required for RACE Credit)

Instructor

Veterinarian, Co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lover of Fusilli

Mary Gardner, DVM

Old wobbly dogs and skinny cats are my JAM! I adore geriatric pets and the families that care for them. I'm a tech nerd and spent 10 years developing software before becoming a veterinarian in my 30's. I co-founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice which provides in-home end of life care services around the country - we currently employ over 140 vets in 30 states. I led the development of our proprietary practice management software as well as an app to assess quality of life, an online hospice journaling software, a crematory management software as well as a platform for teleconsutling between GP vets and Specialists. And when I didn't have anymore space in my life, I opened a pet crematory with my brother. Developing tech solutions for the veterinary industry is a passion of mine but at the same time, I love geriatric medicine, hospice and all aspects of end of life care. Hobbies? If I have time, I love playing golf. Otherwise, I look forward to eating pasta as often as possible.