Enrollment is closed.
Presenter: Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
MULT111-0716: Surviving Euthanasia - Making it Better for Everyone
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.
July 13-30, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Wednesday, July 20, 2016; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
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*The presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to
veterinarians and veterinary staff actively interested in
home care and end of life issues.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary staff.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-25455)
In this presentation, we will learn to help clients provide home care for the purposes
of comfort and to avoid side-effects of their companion's illness. We'll discuss some
tools for objective assessment of quality of life and different ways to help the client
prioritize treatments. How do we know when a patient is "suffering"? When is the
"right time" to assist the ending of a life? And, how do we, as healthcare providers,
cope with this?
(Real Time Session July 20, 2016):
Surviving Euthanasia - Making it Better for Everyone
Margie Scherk, DVM, DipABVP (feline practice)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- understand how to support cell, organ, and body functions
- understand how to alleviate discomfort/optimize comfort
- feel more confident knowing when the time for euthanasia has come
- help the client prepare for the end and ensure an easy, dignified death
- provide closure for all of the care givers
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982.
In 1986 she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, Canada practicing there
until 2008. She achieved ABVP Board certification in feline practice in 1995 and
published several clinical trials whilst in practice. She has written numerous book
chapters and is an active international speaker as well as enjoying teaching on-line.
She is Co-editor of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Margie has served
extensively in the American Association of Feline Practitioners as well other veterinary
organizations. Her interests include all things feline, but in particular, analgesia,
the peculiarities of the feline digestive system and enabling more positive interactions
Total CE Credit:
Member $32 ($29 early bird special if enrolled by June 29, 2016)
Non-Member $89 ($80 early bird special if enrolled by June 29, 2016)
All prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on July 20, 2016 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
"This program (22-25455) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a
total of 1.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 1.5 CE Credits being available to any individual
veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist.
This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).
This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are
responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."
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to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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