Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian

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By Lynn Hendrix

Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian. Over the past five years, there has been a significant rise in the number of pet owners who are seeking in-home medical treatment options for their pet — particularly with regard to end-of-life care. This practical resource by Dr. Lynn Hendrix is the perfect guide for those veterinarians wanting to help meet this growing demand by incorporating house calls and end-of-life consulting into their practice. From setting up your business and performing your first in-home consultation to performing in-home euthanasia and providing grief support, Dr. Hendrix will walk you through how to effectively navigate all of the procedures and challenges related to this vital area of veterinary care and help maximize the amount of quality time that a pet has left.


  • Comprehensive coverage addresses the essential topics of palliative care, hospice, and euthanasia.
  • Key topics range from setting up a mobile business, in-home consultations to pain management, complementary medicine, physical support for the pet, and much more.
  • Information on the diseases commonly seen at the end of life includes disease progression and trajectories.
  • Single-source review covers animal end-of-life care and consulting, specifically through mobile veterinary services.
  • 100 full-color clinical photos depict the concepts and procedures of animal palliative care.
  • Practical insights are provided in the areas of family grief support, compassion fatigue, managing difficult home visits, and dispelling the myths of animal hospice and euthanasia.
  • Author Lynn Hendrix is an expert veterinarian with than a decade of experience in the field of Veterinary Palliative Medicine and is also the owner/founder of Beloved Pet Mobile Vet, a company providing in-home animal hospice and euthanasia.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Animal Hospice

Chapter 2 Veterinary Palliative Medicine Changes Paradigm of Veterinary Medicine

Chapter 3 House Call Business Basics

Chapter 4 Your First Appointment

Chapter 5 Palliative Symptom and Disease Management

Chapter 6 Chronic Pain Management in the Home Setting

Chapter 7 Physical Support

Chapter 8 Creating Your Interdisciplinary Team

Chapter 9 Supporting Grief

Chapter 10 Supporting a Palliated Death

Chapter 11 Providing a Gentle Death-Euthanasia

Chapter 12 Respectful Aftercare of the Beloved Pet

Chapter 13 Dealing With Compassion Fatigue, Burnout,and Impostor Syndrome

Chapter 14 Personal Safety and Difficult Home Visits

Chapter 15 Expanding Access to Palliative Medicine Education and Organization

Chapter 16 Redefining Veterinary Medicine: The Future of Veterinary Palliative Medicine and Nimal Hospice

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