Certification program for animal hospice and palliative care
The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) offers a certification program that standardizes and defines the skills and knowledge required of individuals and organizations offering animal hospice and palliative care, and establishes a standard of care for animal hospice and palliative care services. The AHPC program is a 115-hour RACE approved continuing education program that certifies its students in animal hospice and palliative care. The program begins with an overview of fundamental concepts and progresses to cover the unique challenges of veterinary medical care, nursing care, and caregiver care as related to the animal hospice model. The program is presented in four modules, three online and one on-site module, to allow students to create a curriculum timeline that best fits their schedule. The on-site module is offered once each year and is held in conjunction with the IAAHPC conference. For more information, visit the IAAHPC website.