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AHPC Certification

Get Certified and Become A Leader In Your Field!

The Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (AHPC) certification program for licensed veterinarians and licensed/registered veterinary technicians/nurses

It consists of five modules (more than 100-hours of  RACE approved CE).  Four of the modules are online and one is in person.

  • Module 1 is online and provides an introduction to Animal Hospice and Palliative care
  • Module 2 is in the only in-person module, offered in conjunction with the IAAHPC annual conference! It  includes an advanced communication skills lab critical to animal hospice and palliative care and a wet lab that gives students the opportunity to learn advanced euthanasia techniques. Registration for this module includes registration at the conference at no additional cost.
  • Module 3 is Advanced Animal Hospice Concepts
  • Module 4 focuses on a deep understanding of pain and pain management in end of life care.
  • Module 5 focuses on advance euthanasia techniques
  • Students are also required to submit one case study and take a final exam.

The program is designed to be finished within 16 months in a flexible format designed to allow students to create a curriculum timeline that best fits your busy schedule. Online modules are on-demand streaming lectures with downloadable materials and quizzes to check understanding.  Students can complete and submit  modules at their own pace within the course time period. 

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Registration for
Module 1
Starts June 15,2020


More Details

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5



Case Study and
Exam Details



• Link to Application

• Link to Handbook