Animal Palliative and Hospice Care

Published by American College of Apothecaries and Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding


This program contains a post-test that must be passed to earn CE.

This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from the American College of Apothecaries Research & Education Foundation.

Activity Description:
The human-animal bond is stronger than ever, and pet owners are always seeking to provide the best care for their companions. The areas of pain management and end-of-life care for animals have grown tremendously, and optimal care takes collaboration between pet owners and veterinary professionals. This presentation will introduce common philosophies and guidelines for care.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:
1. Review therapeutic options for palliative and hospice care for veterinary patients
2. Discuss treatment philosophies and the importance of end-of-life care in regard to the human-animal bond
3. Identify common challenges with veterinary patients

This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: UAN#: 0201-9999-19-045-H01-P and UAN#: 0201-9999-19-045-H01-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit

Jade Tenberg, DVM
Hospice Veterinarian - Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
Dr. Jade Tenberg completed her DVM at Louisiana State University and spent the first five years of her career in Las Vegas as a general practice veterinarian. She pursued additional training in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and went on to be an international guest speaker on palliative and end-of-life care. In 2016, Dr. Tenberg relocated to the Tampa Bay area and started working as a house call hospice veterinarian. Within the first two...More

Originally Published

February 7, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Animal Palliative and Hospice Care - Video
  • Animal Palliative and Hospice Care - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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