The role of client communication and euthanasia for the veterinarian | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

In today’s VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Jane Shaw, DVM, PhD, from Colorado State University on the role of client communication around euthanasia. “Chunk and check” and empathy are important when communicating with pet owners.

Nogueira Borden LJ, Adams CL, Bonnett BM, et al. Comparison of veterinarian and standardized client perceptions of communication during euthanasia discussions. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2019;254(9):1073-1085.

  1. All great comments. We have to understand what are clients are going through in their lives at home to make sure they can handle all the medical care that is needed for our senior and geriatric patients. Thank you!!

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