At Senior Pet Vet, we offer animal hospice and palliative care services for pets with life limiting or incurable diseases.
Dr. McCaffrey is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care veterinarian. She has pursued rigorous advanced training in this field and welcomes the opportunity to help you and your pet companion though this life stage.
Animal hospice includes the following services:
- Care focused on providing pain control and physical comfort to the pet, as well as educational support and emotional comfort for caregivers.
- A “Hospice Team” of veterinary professionals and support service providers that offer assistance in providing quality of life for the patient that includes palliation of pain and preparation for death.
- A veterinarian serving as a teacher, enabling family members to care for their pets medical and emotional needs at home.
- Time for families to adjust to their pet’s progressive disease and say goodbye in a kinder, more personal way.
Many pet parents choose hospice care in order to participate in decision making about their pet’s end-of-life needs, giving the entire family time to prepare for the pending goodbye to their companions and to plan for a peaceful death.
If you have the resources to support comfort care, the time and desire to care for your pet during the last days or weeks of their life, and a good support team in place, then hospice care may be the right choice for you and your pet.
To learn more about the animal hospice and palliative care services offered by Senior Pet Vet and whether they are the right fit for you and your pet, please call us at 201-870-3867
For additional resources and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about animal hospice and palliative, visit the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)’s website: https://www.iaahpc.org/for-the-professional/faq.html