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Pawspice Ames IA

Pawspice is actually a philosophy which can be personalized to fit into your own practice. The human-animal bond is a celebrated, life-enriching relationship that an increasing number of pet caregivers want to nurture and cherish at home to the end.

Pet Medical Center of Ames
(515) 598-7646
1416 South Duff Ave.
Ames, IA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Dr. Elizabeth R. May
(515) 294-4900
Iowa State University Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Cent
Ames, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Peters, Mark R, Dvm - Ogden-Jefferson Veterinary
(515) 275-4844
114 SW 3rd St
Ogden, IA

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Perry Creek Animal Hospital
(712) 560-9082
510 W 19th St.
Sioux City, IA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Pet Medical Center of Ames
(515) 598-7646
1416 South Duff Ave.
Ames, IA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Elizabeth Rustemeyer May
(515) 294-4900
Veterinary Teaching Hospital 1600 S. 16th Street
Ames, IA
 
Jefferson-Ogden Veterinary
(515) 275-4844
114 SW 3rd St
Ogden, IA

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Village Veterinary Clinic
(563) 726-0646
3904 Lillie Ave
Davenport, IA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery

Kimberly Pines Veterinary Hospital
(563) 726-0519
2342 W. Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Taylor Veterinary Hospital
(319) 242-7042
315 State St
Cedar Falls, IA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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Bringing Pawspice to Your Practice

By Alice Villalobos, DVM

This article answers requests about how to set up "pawspice" (hospice services) following the article, "Helping Clients With the Long Goodbye" (November 2006).

It featured a thoughtful letter from Kimberly Fox sharing her feelings about Rennie, her Golden Retriever with terminal cancer.

Rennie entered our pawspice program, which provides comfort care for both the family and the patient. Pawspice provides clients with end-of-life care and staff with a protocol that validates a mutual willingness to endure its special purpose.

Pawspice is actually a philosophy which can be personalized to fit into your own practice. The human-animal bond is a celebrated, life-enriching relationship that an increasing number of pet caregivers want to nurture and cherish at home to the end.

Our clients need and want us to facilitate and lengthen the process so they can spend as much quality time as possible with their beloved pets before the inevitable loss. A well-conceptualized, creative and palliative pawspice plan is often the very best medicine that our profession can offer a terminal patient.

When pets approach their final days, their caregivers can be very emotional. They suffer from anticipatory grief, interruption of routine and financial outlay.

Since pets are considered family members, it becomes the veterinarians' societal responsibility to console clients and provide comfort medical care for their pets.

With all this in mind, you can set ...

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