Chronic diseases require different treatment strategies.
Patient centered, appropriate guidance and support at these times can make a world of difference for our cherished animal companions as well as their human caretakers. We can take the time to help you understand what to expect, identify your goals, and provide you with the help you need in order to support comfort and quality of life, for as long as possible, at home. Our clinic considers the patient the whole family unit, not only the animal companion but also the caregivers of the animal.
Dr. Jennifer Marshall is one of only a few veterinarians in Western Canada to have achieved certification in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPV) from the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. She actively consults with the other veterinarians and support staff at the Edmonton Holistic Veterinary Clinic to provide optimal palliative care as needed to our patients.
Recently Edmonton Holistic Veterinary Clinic welcomed Dr. Cyntia Kayo-Kashivakura who has received certification in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care from International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). The Compassionate Care stream of support also has a Veterinary Social Worker, Joey Leslie, to help support the psycho-social needs of the family unit, as a holistic approach to the patient. Joey is working on the IAAPHC Veterinary Social Work certification, which addressed the specific needs of animal hospice and palliative care.
We are here for you and your animal companion as your journey together comes to a close. End-of-life care demands exquisite sensitivity and support from your veterinary team. Please call us if you need us in this capacity or would like to learn about the Compassionate Care offered by Edmonton Holistic Veterinary Clinic. Limited house-call euthanasia services are available for existing patients only in our palliative care service. There is also emotional support available through the entire compassionate care journey. We honour the bond between animal and human and strive to provide patient- centered care.