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Animal Hospice Certification Program

Curriculum

Self-Paced / On-Demand / Online
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What to Expect Once Enrolled

Your investment includes 24 hours of online learning, monthly live discussion with Animal Hospice Grouop Founders and students, focused reading of the best in Animal Hospice Care, quizzes to test your understanding, and a final exam to demonstrate your knowledge. A Certificate of Completion will be rewarded after passing the exam. Completion of an Animal Hospice Group Internship on the Animal Hospice Helpline includes a graduation writing assessment, and a graduation interview, leading to your certification as a Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner (CAHP). Please read below for more details.

Program Timeline:

 

Coursework (Module 1-9):

  • Self-paced / on-demand / online
  • Recorded lectures, recommended reading, and quizzes
  • One exam when you have completed the Coursework
  • Must be completed within 6 months of beginning the course/program
  • The time to complete Internship & Helpline (Module 10) is separate - see below
  • Includes Discussion Groups*
  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion after all of the above (Module 1-9 and attend a minimum of 4 Discussion Group meetings) has been completed

 

Internship & Helpline (Module 10)

  • Online/remote internship training and staffing for the Animal Hospice Helpline
  • Expert mentors giving you guidance along the way
  • LIVE on Zoom (including some instructional videos)
  • You have the choice to attend the Sunday sessions and/or Monday sessions
  • Module 10 is approximately 5 consecutive weeks (depending on holidays)
  • After completing Module 10, there will be a graduation written assessment and graduation interview
  • You have the choice between the Session in March or October
  • Click here to learn more about the Internship 
  • Includes Discussion Groups (not required but you are welcome to continue to join in)
  • You will receive the complete certification as a Certified Animal Hospice Pracitioner (CAHP) after all of the above (prior Certificate of Completion of Modules 1-9, Module 10 plus Internship) has been completed

 

*Discussion Groups

  • LIVE on Zoom! Two Founders with Students and Interns.
  • Held once a month (2 hour meetings), alternating Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.
  • Required to attend at least 4 Discussion Group meetings for graduation with Certificate of Completion or CAHP.
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Coursework (Modules 1-9)

Required for Certificate of Completion & Certified Animal Hospice Practioner Program
Request full list of Lectures/Sessions within the Modules
Animal Hospice Group - Module 1

Module 1:

Introducing Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Lecturers: Kathryn Marocchino, Michelle Nichols, Gail Pope, Amir Shanan

Animal Hospice Group - Module 2

Module 2:

Managing an Animal's Well-being through Decline, Disability, and End of Life: Navigating A Terminal Diagnosis

Lecturers: Gail Pope, Amir Shanan, Michelle Nichols

Animal Hospice Group - Module 3

Module 3:

Practical Patient Issues and Nursing Care

Lecturers: Amir Shanan, Gail Pope

Animal Hospice Group - Module 4

Module 4:

Quality of Life (for Living and for Dying) in the Animal Hospice Patient

Lecturer: Amir Shanan

Animal Hospice Group - Module 5

Module 5:

Understanding the Animal Dying Experience

Lecturers: Gail Pope, Kathryn Marocchino

Animal Hospice Group - Module 6

Module 6:

End-of-Life Options and After Death Care

Lecturers: Gail Pope, Amir Shanan, Kathryn Marocchino

Animal Hospice Group - Module 7

Module 7:

Care for the Caregivers

Lecturers: Kathryn Marocchino, Amir Shanan, Michelle Nichols

Animal Hospice Group - Module 8

Module 8:

Grief and Honoring the Life

Lecturers: Michelle Nichols, Kathryn Marocchino

Animal Hospice Group - Module 9

Module 9:

The Practitioner's Experience

Lecturer: Michelle Nichols

Internship & Helpline (Module 10)

Required for Becoming A Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner
Request full list of Lectures/Sessions within the Modules
Animal Hospice Group - Module 10

Module 10:

Internship Training & Mentoring

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Details to Get You Started

Enrollment Process

Enrolling in the Animal Hospice Group’s Certification program is simple!

STEP 1 : Complete the online application form

STEP 2 : Meet & Greet (via Zoom)

STEP 3 : Approval 

STEP 4 : Enroll & Pay 

STEP 5 : Receive access to program

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to having you become part of our AHG Student Community!

 

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AHG Certification Program

4 Monthly Payments of
$215.99 USD*

$863.96 total with sales tax**

  • All Coursework (self-paced Curriculum)
  • Internship and Mentoring Program
  • Experience through the Helpline
  • Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner (CAHP) Credentials
  • You may begin the online Coursework any time
  • The Coursework must be completed within 6 months or sooner
  • Plus, you have the choice between the online Internship & Helpline Session in March or October
  • The Internship & Helpline (Module 10) may be deferred if needed until you are available
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AHG Certification Program

Single Payment of
$749.00 USD*

$807.05 total with sales tax**

  • All Coursework (self-paced Curriculum)
  • Internship and Mentoring Program
  • Experience through the Helpline
  • Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner (CAHP) Credentials
  • You may begin the online Coursework any time
  • The Coursework must be completed within 6 months or sooner
  • Plus, you have the choice between the online Internship & Helpline Session in March or October
  • The Internship & Helpline (Module 10) may be deferred if needed until you are available
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- March Session -
AHG Internship & Helpline

Module 10
Included

with the Full AHG Certification Program

  • Internship and Mentoring Program
  • Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner (CAHP) Credentials
  • Online Internship & Helpline Session begins on the 1st Sunday in March 
  • The Internship represents value to the Animal Hospice Helpline enabling us to offer a no-cost/low-cost community service for caregivers and their animal companions.
  • Important: must possess a prior Certificate of Completion of Modules 1-9
  • Enrollment for Module 10 will be offered while you are in progress with the AHG Certification Program
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- October Session -
AHG Internship & Helpline

Module 10
Included

with the Full AHG Certification Program

  • Internship and Mentoring Program
  • Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner (CAHP) Credentials
  • Online Internship & Helpline Session begins on the 1st Sunday in October 
  • The Internship represents value to the Animal Hospice Helpline enabling us to offer a no-cost/low-cost community service for caregivers and their animal companions.
  • Important: must possess a prior Certificate of Completion of Modules 1-9
  • Enrollment for Module 10 will be offered while you are in progress with the AHG Certification Program
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* Recommended Resource Materials

  • The recommended reading/booklist will be available upon enrollment.
  • Books are highly recommended for the Certified Animal Hospice Practitioner candidate. 
  • Books will total less than $150 and are the student’s responsibility.
  • Many resources will be online (no cost).
  • Copyrighted materials are available for viewing. Students will also be able to receive downloadable versions for an additional fee.

** A 7.75% Palm Desert, California Sales Tax will be applied to all our AHG online course products. Disclaimer: additional taxes may apply if the buyer has a higher sales tax rate.

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