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A survey of veterinarians in the US: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues

By G. E. Dickinson, P. D. Roof, K. W. Roof

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A stressful aspect of veterinary medicine is the euthanasia of animals, especially companion animals. The veterinarian must relate to both the suffering animal and the grieving client. An objective of this project was to assess veterinarians' need for training on how to help themselves and their clients with animal euthanasia considerations. Additionally, we sought to determine if practitioners felt well prepared from veterinary school. A survey of 463 veterinarians in the southeastern United States (return rate=75

Date 2011
Publication Title Anthrozoos
Volume 24
Issue 2
Pages 167-174
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
DOI 10.2752/175303711x12998632257666
Language English
Author Address Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424, USA. DickinsonG@cofc.edu
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  1. Animals
  2. APEC countries
  3. Developed countries
  4. Diseases and injuries of animals
  5. Education
  6. Employees
  7. Euthanasia
  8. North America
  9. OECD countries
  10. peer-reviewed
  11. Pets and companion animals
  12. Practice and service
  13. Public Services
  14. Schools
  15. Stress
  16. surveys
  17. training
  18. United States of America
  19. Veterinarians
  20. Veterinary education
  21. Veterinary medicine
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