Caregiver Support Courses and Certification

Introducing the Caregiver Support Courses and Certification!

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On selected Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00 pm at Seattle Veterinary Specialists

These courses and optional Certification are a launch pad for the deeper and broader understanding of end of life caregiving that can be achieved from the Weekend Seminar with Dr. Bittel and “Spirits in Transition”.  More details below.

MODULE 200 Courses: Comfort Caregiving

September 4, 2013: Nursing and Hospice Problem Solving

with Alesia Egee and Michelle Nichols

September 18, 2013: Adjunctive Palliative Care Options:

with four providers featuring massage, aromatherapy, Healing Touch, T touch, acupressure, Reiki, Animal Communication, homeopathy and flower essences.

September 25, 2013: Veterinary Medical Palliative Care

with Dr. Sara Hopkins, housecall hospice veterinarian and acupuncturist


MODULE 300 Courses: End of Life Caregiving

October 2, 2013: Hospice-Assisted Natural Dying

with Lola Ball, author: “When Your Dog Has Cancer: Making the Right Decisions for You and Your Dog”

October 23, 2013: Euthanasia – Decision Making and What to Expect

with Dr. Barry Rickman, housecall veterinarian

October 30, 2013: Aftercare and Memorialization

With Diane Dyer, Spiritual Counselor and AHELP Support Circle Facilitator

 (See flyer for details)



  • Families and their animal friends will benefit from these 1.5 hr evening primers on various topics important to end of life caregiving.
  • Animal and Family Services Professionals will gain skills which ensure excellent standards in their own practice and may become involved with AHELP for client-centered, comprehensive care by our Support Team.
  • Prospective Volunteers have been requesting outreach volunteering since our inception, and with this training we may now offer AHELPers these unique opportunities.


NOVEMBER, 2013, the AHELP Project will proudly host…


Dr. Ella Bittel, founder of Spirits in Transition (SIT) and thought leader in animal end of life care, offering tools for animal hospice caregiving in her Weekend Seminar on End of Life Care for Animals.
These events are designed for pet parents, support providers, and veterinarians.

This Seminar will take place at Seattle Veterinary Specialists from Friday, November 15 at 2 pm through Sunday, November 17 at 5:30 pm.

 Pre-register for these events by September 15!


Go HERE for details and how to register so we can confirm these events. The balance is due by October 15; thereafter the $50 deposit is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by SIT.


DOWNLOAD Weekend Seminar FLYER


NEW this year from Dr Bittel: Gems of Comfort Care

Tuesday, November 19, 9a-5p through Wednesday, November 20, 9a-5p at SVS.

The Weekend Seminar  is a prerequisite for this workshop-style event.

DOWNLOAD Gems of Comfort Care FLYER.

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