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Pawspice Roanoke VA

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.

Hanging Rock Animal Hospital
(540) 632-1904
1910 Loch Haven Dr
Roanoke, VA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Pet Health Clinic
(540) 632-1960
840 Roanoke Rd
Daleville, VA
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Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery

Ringenbach, Kara, Dvm - Banfield The Pet Hospital
(540) 283-9716
4749 Valley View Blvd Nw
Roanoke, VA

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Quatman, Bridget M, Dvm - Roanoke Animal Hospital
(540) 343-8021
2814 Franklin Rd Sw
Roanoke, VA

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Bolen, Sonia W, Dvm - Vinton Veterinary Hospital
(540) 342-7821
1309 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA

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Vinton Veterinary Hospital
(540) 632-1938
1309 E. Washington Avenue
Vinton, VA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Microchipping, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Angels of Assisi
(540) 344-8707
415 Campbell Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA
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Low Cost Well and Limited Sick Pet, Spay/Neuter
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8:30 am - 5 pm

Roanoke Animal Hospital
(540) 343-8021
2814 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA

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Hodges, Lucinda R, Dvm - Harris Animal Hospital
(540) 362-3753
6805 Peters Creek Rd
Roanoke, VA

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Emergency Veterinary Svc
(540) 563-8575
4902 Frontage Rd NW
Roanoke, VA

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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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