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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?

Nansy Steinhorn-Galloway
(540) 665-0252
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Smoot
(540) 662-3455
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donald J Vernon
(540) 722-9172
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Sherri M. Yoder
(540) 738-0108
Sherri M. Yoder, PsyD, BCBA-D, Private Practice307 South Loudon Street
Winchester, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Animalia Mobile Clinic
(540) 931-0889
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
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New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Susan Gum Catlett
(540) 662-7656
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kimberly Hart
(540) 662-2122
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Steven Singer
(540) 662-2202
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mimi Fleury Mayfield
(540) 986-4543
Behavioral Resources, PLC134 W Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: James Madison University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Silver Spring Veterinary
(540) 686-1939
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
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New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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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