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...

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Date 22/10/2022
Pages 444
Taille 19 x 24
Type Broché
ISBN 9780323567985

Description détaillée : Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian

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.

Sommaire : Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian


1. Introduction-History of Animal Hospice

Lynn Hendrix DVM

2. Changing the Paradigm

Lynn Hendrix DVM

3. How to set up your business

Lynn Hendrix DVM and Mina Weakley

4. Going into the home-First consultation

Lynn Hendrix DVM

5. Disease and Symptom Management

Lynn Hendrix DVM and Mina Alberta Gloria Weakley

6. Pain management

Lynn Hendrix DVM and Eve Harrison

7. Physical support

Lynn Hendrix DVM and Carolyn Naun

8. Interdisciplinary team

Lynn Hendrix DVM

9. Grief support

Lynn Hendrix DVM

10. Palliated Death

Lynn Hendrix DVM

11. Euthanasia

Lynn Hendrix DVM and Anthony J. Smith

12. Aftercare

Lynn Hendrix DVM

13. Compassion fatigue, Burnout and Impostor Syndrome

Lynn Hendrix DVM

14. Personal Safety and Difficult Visits

Lynn Hendrix DVM

15. Additional training/Organizations involved in Animal Hospice

Lynn Hendrix DVM

16. The Future of Veterinary Palliative Medicine and Animal Hospice.

Lynn Hendrix DVM


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