We understand that these are unsettling times and that we are all trying to find our “new normal.” At the University of Vermont, we can’t imagine a “normal” that doesn’t include both academic and professional development along with the unwavering support of our students. That’s why, until August 1, 2020, we will be offering a 25% discount on the program below. Enter discount code MYUVM25 at time of check out to activate your discount.

Learn more about our course during our informational webinar
Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 PM EDT
Register for the webinar here!

Many people consider their pets members of the family. When a beloved dog, cat, horse, or other companion animal is nearing end-of-life, the stress of decision-making coupled with the demands of caregiving can easily become overwhelming. Enter the End-of-Life Doula specializing in companion animals.

Companion Animal End of Life Doula

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring doulas for companion animals
  • End-of-life care practitioners who would like further specialization in companion animals
  • Pet hospice and palliative care workers/volunteers
  • Veterinary Technicians
  • Pet care takers, such as dog walkers and pet sitters
  • Spiritual care providers
  • Pet owners

Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Companion Animals

Topics include Doula Essentials, Components of Compassionate Care, Pet Hospice and Palliative Care, as well as After-Death Options and Support. Learners will develop a broad understanding of this difficult yet inevitable journey, with a focus on honoring and memorializing the enduring bonds between clients and their companions.

Two tracks are available for this program. For alumni of UVM’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate, you have the option to take the 4-week certificate knowing the first two weeks are a review from your certificate training or a 2-week specialization focusing on companion animal end-of-life care. If you are not an End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate alumni, you must take the 4-week program to acquire skills related to doula essentials and compassionate care.