Animal Hospice Foundations
What you'll learn
- Understand the role of animal hospice for companion animals
- Identify the ethical, legal and logistical considerations of supporting animal hospice
- Name the roles and responsibilities for a hospice team
- Apply best practices in safety, referring, and communication in supporting animal hospice
- Identify who and where they are in supporting animal hospice, and what recommended next steps are available
- There is no prerequisite for this course. This program is intended to be an essential foundation for business, non-profits or specialties.
Animal Hospice Foundations is the course for you if you find yourself crossing the threshold of another family's home in service or support of animal hospice. This program specifically addresses all of the non-medical peripheral, yet crucial information when supporting a family through animal hospice.
Understand The Hidden Components of Animal Hospice Care
- Identify the unspoken concerns of the family
- Understand spiritual, cultural, and family dynamics
- Build your own hospice team
- Nurture clear, compassionate communication
Confidently and Completely Support Families in Animal Hospice
This course is foundational to every member of the hospice team. We address and identify various components of animal hospice not obvious to any one practitioner on the team.
The intention of this foundational course is to give you the complete view and understanding to the unseen dynamics in order to complement your particular strength and function within the hospice care team.
To get you into the material more quickly, I designed this course with overview style lectures; with an emphasis on the supplemental materials. In order to get the most from this course I recommended you schedule time to review the supplemental materials as well as explore and research the additional resources offered and map out a plan for implementation.
Care went into creating the materials in a way that would be accessible regardless of your skill set or experience in animal hospice care. I encourage you to take advantage of the weekly office hours available.
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Enroll today to learn the hidden elements to successfully supporting animal hospice.
Course updated: 7/31/2015
Who this course is for:
- This animal hospice course is not intended for individuals looking to support their own family and pets.
- This program is meant for animal hospice support team members and service providers. The program will not cover medical, psychological or technical materials.
Robyn Kesnow, RVT is the founder of Animal RN, an in-your-home pet care provider specializing in animal nursing and animal hospice services. Since 2007 Animal RN has grown from highly qualified pet sitting service to an invaluable asset for the community. Veterinarians rely on Animal RN services as an extension to their practice. Pet parents look to Animal RN for the time and attention not always possible in a clinic environment.
In 2009 Robyn teamed up with Dr. Amir Shanan DVM and colleagues to form the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). As a master in her field and industry leader in the arena of animal hospice and palliation Robyn’s been referred to as the “Midwife to the Afterlife.”
Teaching and consulting since she was 17, Robyn started with training corporate teams on communication, sales and productivity. She brings tactical and actionable information to each keynote and training. She’s a speaker who truly understands we’re looking for implementation, not just a good time at a conference. Since founding Animal RN, Robyn has presented on animal hospice and palliative care to numerous veterinary and veterinary technician students, including Sacramento’s Carrington College.
Robyn speaks, teaches and trains on topics relevant to animal hospice with a focus on specialties relevant in animal palliation, adding animal hospice services to an existing veterinary practice, and most recently on defining the Veterinary Technician role in Animal Hospice. Her 2018 textbook Animal Hospice For The Veterinary Technician is available in draft form while awaiting print.
As a lifelong learner, Robyn is always looking to grow and learn from the best minds and brightest people. Robyn has been mentored by Master Trainer and best selling author Dr. Ivan Misner. In addition to her constant learning in the areas of hospice and geriatric care for dogs and cats, for seven years Robyn studied behavioral styles from Room Full of Referrals Master Trainer and author Dawn Lyons.
After living 25 years in California, 18 of those in beautiful Sonoma County, Robyn considers herself a northern Californian at heart. Currently, she’s enjoying time closer to family in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Robyn fills her day with music, healthy- foodie tendencies, an active lifestyle, travel – including mission work and her passion for ministry. While she’ll tell you she’s not athletic, she never turns down a pick-up volleyball game or a game of softball. She’ll joke that the efforts don’t show thanks to pizza and desserts, but she truly enjoys learning how to eat well. You can often find her researching personalized nutrition, how to reduce the chemicals in products, and sharing that information with anyone who will listen.
If you want to get Robyn talking, just ask her about the kids who stole her heart in South Africa, the love she’s experienced working with Royal Family Kids, or her first time seeing what she felt was an Acts 2 moment in the San Fransisco Tenderloin, working with City Impact.
‘Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved. ‘ Acts 2:44-47