Compassion Fatigue Overview

When we listen, relate and support others who are experiencing emotional turmoil or pain, we can exhaust our emotional energy. This is compassion fatigue. Learn how to identify compassion fatigue and ways to replenish your emotional energy.

Download the Compassion Fatigue Overview Handout.

Want to learn even more, or provide training for your colleagues and clinic? Check out our Compassion Fatigue Training.

Grief & Loss Overview

Losing a companion animal can be a very challenging time for pet owners and veterinary professionals. Grief is a normal reaction to loss and can take many different forms. Learn more about grief and how to support your clients and your team.

Download the Grief and Loss Handout.

Want to learn even more, or provide training for your colleagues and clinic? Check out our Communication for Grief and Loss Training.

Compassion Fatigue Overview

Compassion Fatigue is the depletion of internal emotional resources that occurs from listening, relating, and engaging with others who are experiencing emotional turmoil or pain. Sometimes referred to as the, "Cost of Caring."

Click the link below to learn about signs of compassion fatigue and some strategies to address these concerns. There is support and training available for you and your veterinary clinic. Contact Crockford Consulting or visit our website for more information.

Healthy Coping Strategies

When stressful situations occur we rely on our coping strategies to get us through those tough times. Most of us have at least one or two personal techniques such as exercise or deep breathing that we turn to for stress relief. So what happens when your "go-to" technique isn't available or doesn't work? With a new new year, it's time to learn a new coping strategies to add to your stress relief play book!


Six Domains of Healthy Coping:

  1. Cognitive
  2. Emotional
  3. Behavioral
  4. Spiritual
  5. Interpersonal
  6. Personal


Download the Healthy Coping Strategies Guide to learn more about techniques you can try in each of these domains.  

End of Life Decision Making

Discussing euthanasia with your clients can be a challenging conversation for a veterinarian and their staff. Helping clients determine if it's time to part with their companion animal and family member may evoke emotions for them and you! 

Ohio State University produced a tool, "How Do I Know When" to help guide the conversation with questions that assess quality of life of the compassion animal on multiple domains. There is even a checklist that you can use with your clients to assist in decision making.

9 Cs of Organizational Change

"The ability to see a bold future, build a compelling vision and define a strategy to achieve it is core to leadership. Making that vision happen almost always requires change. And, successfully navigating others through change requires leaders who are skilled in the “Cs of Change:”

  • Clarity
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Catalysts
  • Course Corrections
  • Customer-Centric
  • Constancy
  • Celebrate
  • Cultivate

Smartblog on Leadership article by Bobbi Gohen

Nonprofit Best Practices

Are you new to the wonderful world of nonprofit? Desire to gain a deeper understanding of nonprofit best practices? Or simply want to verify your nonprofit practices against the gold standard?

Look no further than the Minnesota Council of Nonprofit's, "Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence."

This guide was first created in 1993 and is updated and revised by committee and board members at MCN. The guide has be adapted in over 10 states across the country for use in their nonprofit organizations and associations.

Topics Include:

  • Governance
  • Transparency & Accountability
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Evaluation
  • Planning
  • Civic Engagement & Public Policy
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Human Resources
  • Volunteer Management
  • Leadership & Organizational Culture