Approximately 2-weeks prior to your DC, your facilitator will supply you
with an outlined scenario containing all the pertinent facts of your unique
case. Provided below is a sample scenario to acquaint you with the
general format and types of case details you will be asked to commit to
How to read the sample scenario...
- Notice that the example provided is not written as a script, but
rather as series of facts in outline form. This formatting choice is
intended to make memorization easier and reflects the improvisational
nature of DC's. So don't worry about being asked a question you don't
know the answer to, because once you're familiar with the case you'll be
able to think as the client and make educated guesses based on what you
- Not included in the scenario is the actual diagnosis. You will be
provided only as much information as any real client may possess, and so
you will just have to wait to discover what is ailing your pet(s).
Besides, it's more fun to be surprised!
Sample Client Case Scenario
- The firmer the grasp you have on the material provided the easier
and more enjoyable the process will be.
- Remember that as a DC Client it is necessary to work collaboratively
with your facilitator. Be available and willing to meet with him/her to
review the case ahead of time, and feel confident to ask him/her
questions as they arise throughout the week.
- The client scenario you receive is like a baseline, containing
general information about the client (your character) and the patient
(your pet/herd), but realize that your facilitator will provide you
additional bits of information and/or issues to raise throughout the
week as the case evolves.