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Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6736 - Pet Loss and Bereavement Counseling Course


(CU-CEL)     
Spring. 0.5 credits. S-U grades only.

C. Balkman, B. Collins.

This course introduces veterinary students to the key issues related to the loss of a companion animimal and bereavement counseling. The course provides a structured background to assist students in developing the necessary skills to deal with clients and the grieving process. Students will participate in Cornell University’s Pet Loss Support Hotline, a telephone-based community outreach program designed to provide support to callers grieving the loss of a companion animal.  Students actively participate in the prerequisite 9 hours of training in the Fall Semester, followed by hands-on experience staffing the Pet Loss Support Hotline, attendance in rounds (twice a semester) and will maintain a case log and write one case report.



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