Hospice is a philosophy of care that provides comprehensive, loving support for patients with terminal illnesses that have progressed beyond a doctor’s expectation of a cure. Hospice care helps the patient- your pet- to live with dignity, in comfort and peace, surrounded by their loved ones as they approach the end of their lives.
Hospice care starts with a consultation in our hospital. At that time you will meet your pet’s Hospice Care Team and we will create a plan to help you and your pet through this challenging end of life period. We will be available to help you make difficult decisions and provide appropriate care for your pet. We can provide telephone consultations and at home visits to assist you every step of the way.
As Cicely Saunders, the founder of the hospice movement in human medicine, has said “You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.” Our desire at Chuckanut Valley Veterinary Clinic is to help your pet achieve this goal.
If you would like to know more about our hospice care program please inquire with one of our staff.