A compassionate and thoughtful approach to end-of-life care is needed now more than ever. Our COMPASS Consultations make our guidance and support more accessible and are ideal for serving pet owners’ needs in the current Covid-19 situation.
Sadly, the safety risks involved in providing home visits during the current pandemic have become too great for us to ignore. With a heavy heart, we’re announcing that, for the time being, Compassionate Veterinary Hospice will only be offering home euthanasia appointments for patients that are established with us via our COMPASS Consultation.
Facing the end of a beloved pet’s life can be a time filled with questions, doubts, fears, and guilt, among other difficult emotions. These feelings can begin early in the stages of a pet’s decline, and can linger long after the pet’s death, staying with some pet owners for life. It is our mission to help pet owners find their “path of least regrets,” by being available as a source of support as they face difficult choices. By addressing clients’ and pets’ physical, social, and psychological needs, we make a difference in the way people say “goodbye” to beloved furry family members.
The upheaval brought upon our daily lives by the COVID epidemic has made grief and anxiety staples in many people’s day-to-day lives, leaving them more vulnerable. Pet owners may find that their capacity for coping with the burden of caring for an aging or terminally ill pet is decreased, making difficult decisions even more excruciating, and increasing the risks of decisional regret and guilt following the loss of beloved pets.
This is where we can help. Our COMPASS Consultations are 60-90 minute conversations designed to help pet owners navigate their way on the journey to their beloved pet’s end of life. Integrating medical, philosophical, and psychological considerations, pet owners achieve a deeper understanding of their pets’ needs and their own needs. Backed by our hospice-trained and experienced team, pet owners will feel supported, understood, and well guided.
For more details, contact us or schedule a COMPASS Consultation with our dedicated team of care coordinators and nurses.
We are doing our best to ensure the usual availability, quality and timeliness in serving you and your precious pets. However, we would like to thank you for your understanding in case of occasional delays in our support, as we may be dealing with unanticipated challenges in this truly extraordinary situation.
We wish you and your family health and safety during these difficult times. Please stay safe.”
— Thanks, Dr. Shanan