PALLIATIVE CARE & HOSPICE

The goal of palliative care and hospice is to provide comfort and support to the patient – palliative care can start at the time of diagnosis while hospice starts when cancer treatment is no longer effective. A big part of palliative care and hospice is to ensure that the pet parent has the tools and resources they need to keep the patient comfortable at home, this includes routine veterinary evaluations to assess the quality of life of the patient. Dr. Vickery is a certified Veterinary Palliative Care Practitioner.