Online Class Format Details

The online classes are offered in two Parts, 10 sessions each, for a total of 20 sessions (once all Part 2 sessions are released as well).

Part 1 of the online classes, “Approaching Animal Hospice: Geriatric and Special Needs Care for Animals” is available in two price categories, “For Credit” and “For Audit”.

The Part 2 sessions can at this time be taken one by one in any order, and until all 10 sessions of Part 2 have been released, is only available in the “For Audit” version.

Class Format:

Each session includes between 60 to 120 minutes for a Total of 14 Hours Presentation Time. The sessions can be accessed by you through your computer in consecutive order at your convenience. Access time is 3 months for Part 1, extension available for purchase. Access time for single sessions of Part 2 is 1 month.

“For Credit” version Part 1:
Sessions 1 through 9 are interactive online presentations that include questionnaires, polls, written or other exercises and also home work assignments. Some of the information is made available as downloadable handouts, supplementing notes are taken by each participant.

Session 10 is in form of a live webinar, allowing for direct answers to questions and participant sharing. After completing sessions 1-9, every student receives either an invitation to a live webinar and/or receives temporary access to a webinar recording. Either way, every student who is taking the class as “For Credit” version can also email any remaining questions after completing the class for Ella Bittel to personally answer, and will receive a certificate of completion.

“For Audit” version:
You can instantly view the class after payment and receive the handouts with no required written homework. The instructor will not provide any assistance nor give you individualized attention or feedback. You will not receive a certificate or credit toward any certification.

Note to veterinarians and veterinary technicians: Only the “For Credit” version of our Part 1 online class has been awarded CEU’s by the CAHVMA. See our Event/Registration page for details.

The sessions of Part 2 can be purchased one by one and in any order during the release period of its 10 sessions, and are solely available in the “For Audit” version during that time.

Please note:

  • For Part 1 to in the future count as prerequisite for certification of Part 2, Part 1 too has to be taken in the “For Credit” / Certification version.
  • Please be aware that in the frame work of the online classes, Ella cannot give an opinion or offer suggestions regarding the particular situation of an animal. Your understanding is appreciated. Our donation based help line remains available for free to specific questions pertaining to an actual hospice situation, but cannot provide veterinary medical advice.
  • The information presented in SPIRITS in Transition seminars or online classes does not replace veterinary care.

For online class details including an overview of topics covered in part 1 and 2, please click here.

To register for the online class, click here.

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