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The Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program

Registration Opens June 15th, 2019


The AHPC Certification is a 100-hour RACE approved continuing education program providing advanced study in hospice and palliative care for licensed veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians with experience in the veterinary field.



Do you feel fully equipped to treat the needs of a dying pet, as well as offering support to the families who are experiencing emotional pain that comes with the inevitable death of their beloved pet?  If you answered “No,” we invite you learn how you can elevate your knowledge and expertise in End-of-Life Care.

Preparing for an animal’s death and comforting pet families takes special skills that are not addressed in depth in veterinary or veterinary technician schools. This certification sets you up for success in providing exceptional end-of-life care and support for families.

“There is a gap—treacherous yet barely recognized—between how we care for companion animals during their lifetime, and how we care for them during the end phase of their lives,” said Dr. Amir Shanan, IAAHPC founder and honorary advisor. “This gap has a tremendous cost in human suffering and grief, which is also barely recognized. Our program is aimed at giving veterinary professionals the tools for closing this gap.”

Animal Hospice is an up-and-coming field! Expand your career to include advanced certification in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.

Any questions, please contact Stephanie, Program Administrator,

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About the IAAHPC

The IAAHPC promotes comfort care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life-limiting diseases. We promote physical, emotional, and spiritual support for caregivers. We also educate professionals and advance research in the field of animal hospice and palliative care.