asheville_angel_pets_2014There’s a one-day Asheville Angel Pets Conference scheduled for April 26 in Asheville in which attendees can learn about end-of-life care for pets. The cost is $50 for early sign-ups. Here’s the press release here:

This one-day conference covers many topics on pet end-of-life care to help us become more knowledgeable and comfortable with this difficult, but inevitable time in our pets lives. We all want to lovingly care for our pets’ during this but we do not always know how. This conference sets out to explore these issues in an informative, lighthearted and fun way. Time will be allotted for Q&A with every presentation and an expert panel discussion is included at the end.

The goal of this conference is to allow individuals to come away feeling comforted by the knowledge of what to expect and equipped with the resources to help navigate this challenging and honorable last phase of our companion animals lives.

Topics:

Assessing Qualities Of Life in Companion Animals
Medical Advocacy: Talking With Your Veterinarian About End-of-Life Care
Reiki for Pet End-of-Life and Transition
Understanding Companion Animal Hospice Care
Before, During, and After the Euthanasia Process
The Value of Animal Communication
Coping with the Grief of Pet Loss
Life Change, Essential Oils and Essences
Panel Discussion/Q&A
Speakers include amazing local area expert Veterinarians, animal communicator and bereavement specialists. Nancy Kay, DMV; Beth Marchitelli DMV;Mark Neville, MDiv; Rain Hummingbird; Polly Lazaron; L. Leigh Meriweather

The conference will highlight new advancements in holistic resources available for pet end-of-life care. It will cover the medical, practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of pet end-of-life time. There is also special attention to grief from pet loss, which is often complex and under-addressed in our society. Understanding more about these areas helps us become better equipped to handle this time. Also, being aware of the resources available can be tremendous in our healing.

Early-bird tickets $50 before April 1st, $65 after. Buffet lunch is included. Many great door prize raffles for attendees. (see Program Schedule for list) A great time to learn and network!

Select presentations will be recorded and available after the event.

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