New AVC Winter Webinars to begin in February

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Dr. Caroline Hewson

Euthanasia is one of the most difficult issues facing veterinarians and their clients. Starting on February 23, the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) will launch a new webinar series that will provide continuing education (CE) credits to veterinarians and animal health technicians.

Presenter Dr. Caroline Hewson will share practical and evidence-based training and resources that she has developed for end-of-life care for animals and for minimizing stress in animals when they are hospitalized.

After six years in mixed practice in the United Kingdom (UK), Hewson obtained her PhD from the University of Guelph in 1997. From 2000 to 2006, she served as the first Research Chair in Animal Welfare at AVC. During her tenure as chair, she initiated the animal welfare column in the Canadian Veterinary Journal, AVC’s annual Animal Welfare in Practice conference, and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s practical posters on analgesia.

After returning to the UK, Hewson was nominated Pet Plan Vet of the Year in 2008. In 2013 she created “The Loss of Your Pet” client-care packs, which are designed to help veterinary practices to assist their clients in dealing with euthanasia. She delivers evidence-based webinars, in-person training, and resources to help veterinary practices bridge the support gap with bereaved clients and minimize the risk of vet-client disputes about patients’ end-of-life.

Participants will receive three hours of continuing education (CE) credits for the complete series, or one hour of CE for each webinar. There is a small registration fee for veterinarians and animal health technicians. Veterinary students can participate free of charge. For information and to register, please visit

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
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