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Reshaping veterinary hospital culture around death

Downtown Charlotte, NC

In an interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP, emphasized the importance of increasing team members' understanding of the "good death."

In this dvm360® interview, Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP, shared that by informing and emboldening veterinary professionals to provide end-of-life care that ensures a "good death," it can help them embrace the experience.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP: Death can be something that veterinary teams shy away from. They can be nervous about how they're going to deliver their procedure, they might not know how to communicate with clients that are going through loss and grief. So by training, by teaching, by increasing their understanding about "good death," they can actually embrace the experience.

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