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posted on: Mon, 20th Jul 2020

Compassion Understood Pet Loss Support Accredited Veterinary Practices. Are you listed?

Compassion Understood Pet Loss Support Accredited Veterinary Practices. Are you listed? Compassion Understood Pet Loss Support Accredited Veterinary Practices Client retention: There is a 25% loss of client base every year, for various reasons. In our study between 16 and 19% of clients that lost a pet did not go back to the same practice with their next pet. Need to re-evaluate the end of life ap...
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posted on: Thu, 20th Feb 2020

Combatting compassion fatigue: some tips from CU

Compassion Understood research has revealed that veterinary professionals want to have more support in their caring duties. 70% of survey respondents said that they would benefit from more training in pet loss support and dealing with bereaved clients. Add to this that 80% of respondents wanted this training to address compassion fatigue. This is an area that is very important to address, given t...
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posted on: Fri, 20th Dec 2019

We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year

May we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From all the team at Compassion Understood...
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posted on: Tue, 10th Dec 2019

Seasons Greetings Brings Christmas Endings

Seasons Greetings Brings Christmas Endings Why do we get this surge in requests for euthanasia around this time? Maybe it is because it is a time of year for family to gather and think about new beginnings; maybe the elderly pet, who may have been slowly ageing, pretty much unnoticed, becomes more of a focus when the practicalities of Christmas - with an incontinent pet, who can no longer move qui...
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posted on: Tue, 3rd Dec 2019

Well done to these latest Platinum Accredited Practices

Well done to the following Veterinary Practice who have recently become Platinum Accrieted after undertaking our Pet Loss Support Course; Hawthorne Lodge Veterinary Practice Medivet Balderton St Georges Veterinary Centre Telford Woolton Veterinary Centre Liverpool Medivet Heswall The Stocks Veterinary Centre School Lane Valley Vets Cardiff   For further information on the Compassion Underst...
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posted on: Tue, 23rd Jul 2019

Medivet raise the bar as we welcome yet another Platinum accredited practice - Medivet Oakdale

As the Medivet Compassion Movement continues to grow we welcome Medivet Oakdale as our latest Platinum accredited practice. Medivet continue to raise the bar in delivering exceptional end of life support. We would like to congratulate Medivet Oakdale For achieving Compassion Understood Platinum accredited status. The whole practice team were put through their paces on the Compassion Unde...
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posted on: Tue, 23rd Jul 2019

The Compassion Movement gains momentum as accredited practices continue to grow.

Accredited practices continue to grow. As more practices are starting recognise the importance of supporting their clients and team members in the most emotional procedure in veterinary medicine, we are delighted to see that our accredited practices are starting to gain real momentum, with 420 UK practices achieving Compassion Understood accreditation and have made the commitment to deliverin...
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posted on: Mon, 22nd Jul 2019

Congratulations to Medivet Thurmaston. For achieving Compassion Understood Platinum accreditation

We would like to congratulate Medivet Thurmaston For achieving Compassion Understood Platinum accredited status. The whole practice team were put through their paces on the Compassion Understood course, achieving a platinum accreditation. We would like to commend them all on their hard work and dedication. Pet Parents wishing to discuss a pet’s end-of-life care can phone the experienced...
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posted on: Mon, 8th Jul 2019

Struan Henderson BVetMed MRCVS,Clinical Director,Congleton Vets,We've all benefited from the course

For many owners, the experience of losing a pet is heart-breaking and, for some, overwhelming. Losing a pet is losing a friend and, in many cases, a ‘family member’ too. Emotions run high and owners need to have support at this crucial time, which may include making the hard decision to bring a pet’s life to an end. Over 80% of pets in the UK are euthanased when they die*. At thi...
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posted on: Tue, 4th Jun 2019

Children and pet loss - Support material for your practice.

Children and pet loss - Support material for your practice. Books can be a great resource for helping children work through their emotions in the wake of their loss and for giving parents an age-appropriate way to approach a series of delicate and important conversations, Its always worth having a book that may help when children are present with their parents at the loss of their c...
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posted on: Mon, 3rd Jun 2019

Managing Bereavement and End of Life Care

  Suzen Gregersen, The Hospice Vet & Doug Muir, Compassion Understood 19th June, 2019 Nottingham (De Vere Orchard Hotel, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ) 80% of pets will make their final visit to the vets for euthanasia and for many pet owners it is the only clinical procedure they will witness and one they will remember for the rest of their lives. Suzen Gregersen makes th...
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posted on: Fri, 24th May 2019

Congratulations to Rosewood Vets, For Achieving Platinum Accreditation

We would like to congratulate Rosewood Vets For achieving Compassion Understood Platinum accredited status. The whole practice team were put through their paces on the Compassion Understood course, achieving a platinum accreditation. We would like to commend them all on their hard work and dedication. Pet Parents wishing to discuss a pet’s end-of-life care can phone the experienced...
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