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Canine Palliative/Hospice Care & Oncology Massage: Workshop

How can we best support our canine companions when they are at their most vulnerable: during and after cancer, chronic illness, or injury, and at the end of life? In this 2-day workshop, participants learn approaches to palliative and hospice care that complement the care provided by a veterinarian. Participants also receive an overview of canine cancer and learn how massage and bodywork may help as an adjunct therapy. A blend of theory and hands-on practice, this workshop covers topics such as the unique needs of the palliative and hospice client, cancer myths and types of canine cancer, and guidelines for working with cancer patients as well as with patients who have other health-related conditions that require palliative and/or hospice care. Additionally, participants learn about pet parent education and empowerment and working with other caregivers. Special emphasis will be placed on learning safe and effective bodywork techniques that can be used by pet professionals and pet parents alike.

This is a Continuing Education course that can be taken at any time.  No prerequisites.

CE hours are available for NBCAAM.

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2 Days | 16 Hours - $450
 Registration closes 1 week prior to Day 1 of each workshop  
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Course Dates

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Chicago 2022

June 18-19
November 12-13
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St. Louis 2022 

August 26-27

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Virginia 2022

June 11-12
October 29-30
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Ontario, Canada 2022

Dates TBD

Continuing Education at Canis Bodyworks

Check Out Our CE Courses

Whether you're a pet parent or a canine professional, our continuing education courses will enrich the relationship you have with the dogs in your care.  Check out our current offerings:
  • Applied Acupressure Fundamentals
  • Sports Massage & Fitness for the Active Canine
  • Canine Palliative/Hospice Care & Oncology Massage


There are more to come in 2022, too!  Stay tuned!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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