Veterinary Hospice is about facilitating healthy living and graceful aging for the animals who enhance our lives.
Traditional veterinary medicine does little to accommodate pets that are coming to the end of their lives. The decision to euthanize one’s companion is never easy.
We provide a hospice unit at the Henrietta Animal Hospital. Our goals are simple; we want to be able to counsel our clients about their pet’s overall medical condition and long term prognosis, review the options and determine what needs can or cannot be met for the patient.
We target pain control, nutrition, hygiene, and hydration while the owners can take time to assess their options. Companions are almost always sent home in the evening where they can be surrounded by their family.
- Veterinary guidance for making health care choices on behalf of an animal companion
- Regular check-ups
- Teaching ways to assess and monitor your pet’s condition between visits
- Email and phone support
- Managing patients with multiple ailments; coordinating care of the entire patient
- Attention to appropriate nutrition and hydration
- Physical therapy
- Hygiene and grooming
- Pain management
- Palliative care
- Support for long-term caregivers
- Laboratory diagnostics
- End of life consultations
- Grief counseling