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If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis?

Kristin Douglas
(307) 778-1311
Cheyenne, WY
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Frontier Veterinary Clinic
(888) 897-0744
501 E Riding Club Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Asay, Emily, Dvm - Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Cheyenne Pet Clinic
(307) 635-4121
3740 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

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Karen E Robertson
(307) 288-0955
Counseling & Consulting: Karen Robertson, PC1050 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Domestic Abuse, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Wyoming
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Pacific Islander
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Smiley, Kelly, Dvm - Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Church, Christopher, Dvm - Cheyenne Pet Clinic
(307) 635-4121
3740 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

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Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
Services
veterinary medicine
Hours
7 days per week and after hours!

Janae Harman
(307) 921-2360
Worland, WY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Why is Deception So Common?

It has always bothered me when doctors and nurses blandly tell dying human patients that they will be “OK.” I am also bothered when I hear veterinarians and their support staff tell pet owners that their pet is going to be “all right” despite a poor prognosis looming overhead.

We may feel guilty if we take away a person’s hope, but should we lie about reality? Deception is all too common a habit in the human health care field, but should veterinarians also support the false hopes of their clients? Should frank lies come straight from health care professionals who encourage terminal patients to thrash in the gears of the “mindless machinery” of medicine? Is there harm in giving clients the truth about their pet’s actual condition and probable prognosis, at least as a reality check?

If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis? Is there a more compassionate way to say, “You have six months to live”? How can this difficult information be gently delivered to the family without ripping their hearts out and stomping on their hope?

Deception is commonplace in the human and pet food and supplements industry. We know that 38 percent of the labels in the supplement and nutraceutical industry are not what they claim to be.

In a 2008 University of Chicago medical ethics survey of human oncologists, 73 percent said progno...

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