Compassion Fatigue Resources for Veterinarians


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Did you know one in five pet owners change their vet practice following the loss of a pet. Nearly 50% of veterinarians have end-of-life discussions with pet owners more than 11 times per month. Compassion Fatigue is a real struggle that can affect the health and growth of a practice.

End-of-Life Training and Support

In an effort to address these statistics, Abbey Glen, with the Regency Family of pet memorial service providers, has partnered with Compassion Understood to deliver critical end-of-life practice training and support to veterinary practices throughout the northeast in order to efficiently and effectively manage the in-practice pet loss experience.

Course Curriculum Aimed at Everyone in the Hospital

These courses are based off of hundreds of pet owners who have shared their experiences and have been developed by pet loss and communication experts with supervision from educational specialists.

Abbey Glen veterinary partners enjoy preferred pricing for these online, CE-accredited training courses that:

  • Build Stronger Client Retention
  • Deliver Exceptional End-of-Life Support
  • Communicate Sensitively
  • Reduce Compassion Fatigue
  • Improve Practice Morale
  • Set a Competitive Advantage

"We are proud to be an exclusive provider of this extremely valuable coursework that carries incredible business benefit and results in clear differentials for veterinary practices operating in today’s competitive landscape" said Derek Cooke, president of family-owned Abbey Glen. "This compassion fatigue program is more than a nice-to-have benefit. It is truly an essential curriculum that meets a palpable need within every practice and for everyone within the hospital – from owners to technicians to front office staff."

For more information on Compassion Understood, CE-accredited courses that allow everyone in the practice the tools and training needed to deliver compassionate end-of-life care, contact Heather Schwenke at or 973-579-1011.