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.
• Includes topical sections on Euthanasia, imminent death, and body care.
• Provides practical guidance in the areas of family grief support, compassion
fatigue, managing difficult home visits, and dispelling the myths of animal hospice and Euthanasia.
• Features a wealth of information on the diseases commonly seen at the end of life, including disease progression and trajectories.
• Covers the management of
William J. Callaway, MA, RT(R), Associate Dean, Department of Health Professions, Director, Associate Degree Radiography Program, Academic Services Division, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL, USA