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Pawspice Fort Smith AR

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.

Rogers Avenue Animal Clinic
(479) 452-4300
6905 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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France, L C, Dvm - Eastside Animal Health Ctr
(479) 452-5700
9600 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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Baker, B H, Dvm - Arkansas Veterinary Clinic
(479) 646-3478
7201 S 28th St
Fort Smith, AR

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Broadfoot Veterinary Clinic
(479) 632-2256
6509 Alma Hwy
Van Buren, AR

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South County Animal Hospital
(479) 996-6095
12310 hwy 96
greenwoof, AR
Services
complete veterinarian/boarding/grooming
Hours
7:30-5:30 m- f every Saturday 8-12

Rogers Avenue Animal Clinic Incorporated
(479) 452-4300
6905 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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Fort Smith Veterinary Clinic
(479) 646-3700
5612 S. 14th
Fort Smith , AR
Services
Veterinary Medicine
Hours
M-F 8:00 - 5:30 Sat.8:00 - 12:00

Labahn Veterinary Hospital
(479) 782-1234
4100 Kelley Hwy
Fort Smith, AR

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Ford, David W, Dvm - Hubbs Animal Clinic
(479) 474-6898
3005 Alma Hwy
Van Buren, AR

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Sparkman Animal Clinic
(918) 427-7606
Hwy 64 E
Muldrow, OK

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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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