Video & Audio
Free access to recordings of interviews and presentations given by holistic veterinarian Ella Bittel.
Here veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker from Healthy Pets at Mercola.com hosts an interview with veterinarian Ella Bittel. After sharing life events that led Ella to develop a special interest in special needs and end-of life care for animals, Karen and Ella explore the challenges and also remarkable benefits of allowing animals to die in their own time at home with the right care.
Below the viewer window a transcript of the interview is available for download.
Free 1 hr Video Recording “Walking our Talk in Animal End-of-Life Care”
This video is made available for free due to the very positive feed back of the audience after Ella Bittel’s presentation held during the 3rd International Symposium on Veterinary Hospice Care held in Davis, CA in July 2012. It explores the far-reaching impact it can have on animal caregivers and their animals when terminology used in veterinary end-of-life care is applied loosely as commonly happens. Included is a contemplation of the significance of the will to live of special-needs, geriatric or terminally ill animals.
The presentation is offered in 2 parts for greater ease of use.
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SPIRITS in Transition Audio Recordings
As a hospice physician, Dr. Karen Wyatt has been widely recognized for her caring presence with patients and her deep understanding of the spiritual aspect of health, illness and dying. She is the creator of the End-of-Life University podcast, and by interviewing Ella Bittel crossed from the human species to the animal kingdom. We highly recommend checking out all of Dr. Karen Wyatt’s rich educational offers for yourself!
Sally Morgan interviewed Ella Bittel on “Dr. Judy Morgan’s Naturally Healthy Pets” Dreamvisions online radio show. Topics include defining animal hospice, reasons why people choose hospice for their animal, the #1 concern people are afraid of when choosing hospice for their pets, what a veterinary hospice service needs to provide, benefits of using integrative care during hospice and before and what people report after having given hospice to their animal. Run time 48 min.
Note: We clarified after the interview that the support network in the Boston area Sally referred to is unfortunately no longer in existence.
This is our animal care dedicated contribution to November being dedicated “National Hospice Palliative Care Month”. Sandy Rakowitz from One Heart Healing Center interviews holistic veterinarian Ella Bittel on topics like ‘Ways that Tellington TTouch, Essential Oils, Flower Essences, Chinese Medicine and other holistic approaches are so useful in End-of-Life Care and Hospice for Animals’, ‘Crucial Planning Tips for times when your animal needs a lot of care – that you can begin to incorporate NOW’ and ‘WHEN is a good time to start Hospice or End-of-Life Care for animal companions”.
Get comfy with a cup of tea for this almost 2 hr long recording.
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The three hours of lectures given by Ella Bittel at the annual conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in 2014 are: 1) (How) It can be done: Special Needs Care and Complementary Treatment Options for Animals With Mobility Issues, 2) (How) It can be done: Special Needs Care and Complementary Treatment Options for Animals with Incontinence and 3) (How) it can be done: Conquering Breathing Difficulties in End-of-Life Care for Animals
At the moment of this update, the individual sessions have not yet been posted for purchase. To check whether they are now available or to purchase the complete set or recordings of all speakers at this conference CD audio recordings click here.
In 2012 Ella Bittel presented at the annual conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association on the following topics: 1) Riding the roller coaster: Loss of appetite in end-of-life care, 2) The Do’s and Don’ts in Animal Hospice, 3) End-of-life care, professional politics and personal predicament. Aside from these sessions on end-of-life care she also presented on Headache in Animals – Recognition and Treatment.
CD audio recordings can be purchased here. The product codes are S11, S5, S19,and S72 (headache).
Ella gave three hours of lecture at the annual conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. The session titles are: 1) Re-evaluating common reasons for euthanasia, 2) Integrating hospice services in your practice, and 3) Understanding the stages of dying and their significance in animal hospice care.
CD audio recordings can be purchased here. The product codes are G6, H6 and I6.
The CD of Ella’s 50 min. speech on “Caring for our Animal Companions through the End of Life” in Fitchburg, MA can be purchased here under code S8, “Hospice Care for Animals”. In this presentation Ella gives an overview of current approaches to end-of-life care for animals in the United States.
The Internet Radio Show Animal Talk Naturally featured Hospice for Animals: SPIRITS in Transition on January 9th, 2008. (Show #129)
You can listen to the recording here.
Ella gave three hours of lecture at the annual conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association on how we can support ourselves and other animal caretakers through the time of caring for terminally ill animals.
CD audio recordings can be purchased here. Unfortunately, due to the mic cutting out the quality of the recordings is compromised. Still, listeners found value in the content.