Events

Future Events
August 21, 2020
KarmaSue Education Workshop – The Last Walk: An Overview of Navigating End of Life Care
Zoom!
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Our guest facilitator for this very special workshop is Jessica Pierce, Ph. D. Dr. Pierce wrote, “The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives,” which explores end-of-life care, dying, and euthanasia in the lives of our companion animals, weaving analysis together with a journal chronicling the decline and death of her beloved dog Odysseus.

Dr. Pierce will help us analyze our pet’s quality of life and understand palliative care.

Although this can be a difficult topic to discuss, it is vital and will inevitably help us to honor the human-animal connection until the very end. Please join us in this safe space to learn more about end of life companioning and how to navigate end of life care and decision making.

http://jessicapierce.net/

*A Zoom link will be sent to registrants a week before the workshop.

September 6, 2020
KarmaSue Counseling Workshop
Zoom!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

KarmaSue counseling workshop.  Details coming soon!

Past Events
July 18, 2020
Boogie On! Superheroes Edition!
Zoom!
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us on July 18th from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM (MDT) via Zoom as we save the day for pets with cancer! Come and go as you please, but don’t forget to RSVP!

We will have a program consisting of education and self-care mini sessions, videos and photos from our superheroes (you – the amazing fundraising squads!), superhero trivia, and silent and live auctions.

Register today via Eventbrite and we will send you an email detailing next steps on how to:
*Create a fundraising page
*Start raising funds for KarmaSue
*Save the day for pets with cancer on July 18th

Thank you for joining us as we Boogie On! virtually to support Coloradan families enduring companion animal cancer!

Please visit our Facebook event page for details as the event gets closer, or send us an email if you have questions!  Boogie On!

June 6, 2020

Check In with the KarmaSue Crew
Zoom!
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

KarmaSue’s counseling workshops are important.  Even though we have to maintain social distance, we do not have to disconnect completely.

We know how important it is to provide a safe space to feel your feelings regarding companion animal cancer and the human-animal connection.  KarmaSue is here for you – no matter what.  🙂

Please join us at your computer for a free counseling workshop over brunch or your favorite comforting drink.  We will check in with each other, provide support and tips on what has been helping us through this time.  The KarmaSue Crew will also provide special short videos that will allow us all to take a breath and keep going.

May 15, 2020
Managing Stress in the Pet Professional, Pet Parent and Pet while Treating Cancer

Via Zoom!
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

KarmaSue is partnering with The Brodie Fund and The Natural Pet Doctor to bring you this informative and timely workshop regarding stress. Dr. Katie Woodley will share thoughtful tips on managing stress as a pet professional and pet parent of companion animals with a cancer diagnosis. She will highlight signs of stress that sometimes go unnoticed within ourselves and our pets.

From our facilitator:
Dr. Katie Woodley, BVSc, GDVCHM, cVMA, is the proud owner and expert holistic veterinarian of The Natural Pet Doctor. The Natural Pet Doctor is transforming the pet healthcare system through Dr. Woodley’s expertise, innovation and care. By integrating holistic medicine, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition, into conventional treatment plans, we are improving the efficacy of treatments and enabling pets to live a longer and more vibrant life, regardless of the pets’ location.

We offer house consultations and telemedicine options to pet parents where holistic veterinarians may not be available and partner with conventional veterinarians to improve treatment outcomes and enhance well-being. We also offer innovative online content and memberships to empower pet parents with the tools and support they need to help their cherished pet stay healthy, while breaking the mold of traditional veterinary care. The current medical system is broken, but the tools we need to fix it are available so our beloved pets can be a happy and healthy family member for years to come. Learn more at www.thenaturalpetdoctor.com, email us at katie@thenaturalpetdoctor.com or call 970-672-0003.

VetCS is personally dedicated to advancing the science of cannabinoids, transforming them into a trusted source for wellness in the companion animal and equine health spaces. VetCS provides transparent sourcing, scientific formulations and veterinary expertise to support veterinarians and pet parents in offering forward-thinking solutions for the needs of all animals.

See full presentation here!

April 3, 2020
KarmaSue Community (Virtual) Open Mic Night!
Via Zoom!
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

We thought it would be a fun idea to host a KarmaSue Community open-mic happy hour…virtually!  Want to play a song, do a comedy routine, try something goofy for 3-5 minutes? Now is the perfect time to go for it!

Grab your favorite drink and/or snack and/or companion animal and let’s have some fun! This is the KarmaSue Crew’s way of providing some respite time for you and keeping our wits about us. 🙂

Lots of love to you!

*A huge shout out goes to our Board Secretary, Desiree and her awesome Zoom co-workers for sharing this idea with our community!

March 7, 2020
KarmaSue Counseling Workshop
Koelbel Library – Conference Room – 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, Colorado 80121
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

If you are enduring companion animal cancer, caring for an ailing pet, or are struggling with feelings of grief, KarmaSue can help.

Please join KarmaSue advocates as we untangle the complex webs of compassion fatigue and grief, and learn about self-care tools you can use as you care for your loved ones. You can review our presentation slides here. Please send us an email to request KarmaSue’s Self-Care Toolkit.

February 22, 2020
Is Cannabis Right for Your Pet? – Part II
Koelbel Library – Forum Theater – 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, Colorado 80121
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please join All Points West GSP Rescue and KarmaSue for a FREE education workshop regarding cannabis and companion animals. Our primary facilitator is Dr. Andre; she was the facilitator of Part I!

Part II will continue where Part I left off.  We will focus more on cannabis in relation to behavior this time around and learn about dosing and monitoring. The workshop will conclude with real life examples from pet parents and professionals and a Q&A panel with all of our facilitators!

Special Guest Facilitators:
Casara Andre, DVM, cVMA
Jan Lewis, Founding Director responsible for AZ and CO adoptions and APWGSPR Treasurer
Tess Warner, MBA, BS, CPhT, CPDT-KA
Trish Wilhelm, CVT, VCC

You can now view this workshop on KarmaSue’s YouTube channel!  Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel while you’re there!