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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?

Melinda Harnish
(775) 722-8475
Sparks, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Ms. Mary Ellen Smith
(775) 391-3256
1699 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Native American
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Vickie Gish
(775) 690-7628
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital
(775) 636-7855
700 Baring Blvd.
Sparks, NV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Baring Boulevard vet Hospital
(888) 872-4959
700 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

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Jacalyn Gallagher
(775) 772-3263
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Katherine Unthank
(775) 742-1475
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Leslie Harman
(775) 287-6784
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alexander Werner
(775) 827-3033
855 East Peckham Lane
Reno, NV
 
Kreature Komforts Animal Hospital
(775) 356-5524
2205 Glendale Ave Ste 117
Sparks, NV

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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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