3 must-reads for discussing euthanasia with clients
Here are a few communication pearls designed to help veterinary professionals touch on the topic of euthanasia with clients and ensure a painless and compassionate end-of-life transition for their pets.
Broaching the topic of euthanasia with clients is never an easy task, but it is one that veterinary professionals are often faced with. To help smooth the end-of-life transition process for patients and to guide their owners on the next steps, we've selected 3 articles chock full of tips for addressing euthanasia with clients, ensuring a compassionate and peaceful end-of-life experience for patients, and more.
From how to prepare clients for their pet’s euthanasia and appeal to their individual needs to understanding why it’s critical to avoid judging pet owners undergoing the process—there’s something for everyone. Happy reading!
- Preparing owners for the death of a pet: Learn the ins and outs of preparing clients for euthanasia—from understanding the psychology of end-of-life decisions to incorporating advanced planning.
- Veterinary euthanasia: The last act of love: Mike Paul, DVM, explains that although euthanasia is one of the most emotional processes for pet owners, relieving an animal from suffering is one of the greatest responsibilities entrusted to the veterinary profession and a gift many veterinarians take for granted.
- Euthanasia: Don’t judge: Deanna Fischer, LVT, touches upon the importance of steering clear of judging clients and rather showing some extra compassion surrounding their pet’s euthanasia decisions, plus her personal story on the topic.