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How to rock breaking bad news to save you tons of time

About this event

Hill's Caring for Vets & Nurses Webinar Series

Join Hill's Pet Nutrition SA and Dr Sue Ettinger, better known as Dr Sue Cancervet, on Thursday 15 October at 19h30pm for a webinar on:

How to rock breaking bad news to save you tons of time

About the presentation:

When we tell a client their pet has cancer, it is like dropping a bomb. But it is not what you tell an owner about their pet’s cancer, it is how you say it that matters. No one likes to break bad news, but it is a complex communication skill that you will have to do thousands of times in your veterinary career.  In this talk, we will discuss cancer communication challenges for you and the client, and practical strategies that you can use in your practice the next time you have to break any bad news to make it more efficient and more effective.

About Dr Sue

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger (video blogger). She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Fidu, a teleconsulting company to bring together general practice veterinarians and boarded veterinary specialists. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003.

She was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year and has recently received awards for Exceptional Doctor Performance and the Public Relations Achievement.

Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, Dr. Sue is the co-author of the Second Edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which is a best-selling book in small animal health for the last several years. She is a frequent contributor to many veterinary publications, including Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Business, Clinician’s Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, & DVM360. She also has co-hosted the podcast The Pet Cancer Vet and is a frequent guest on many veterinary podcasts.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Guy Fyvie Professional and Veterinary Affairs Manager @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Technical support for Hill’s team (sales and marketing) and Veterinary clients. Organising and providing CPD for Veterinarians and Nurses. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition training/info for Vet and para-vet students, Vets and Para-vets, Key Thought Leaders, Hill’s team.

  • Team member
    Brigid Goudie Professional Veterinary Affairs Specialist @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Brigid qualified as veterinary nurse in 1994 & worked in welfare & private practice including exotic, behaviour & emergency medicine specialist clinics before joining Hill's. Brigid has a passion for providing excellent & relevant CPD and support for the veterinary profession.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Sue Ettinger "Dr Sue Cancer Vet"

    Dr Sue is a boarded veterinary medical cancer specialist. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), she is one of approximately 400 board-certified veterinary specialists in medical oncology in North America.