What is veterinary hospice?

Veterinary Hospice is a family-centered, medically supervised, and team-oriented service dedicated to maintaining comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill or geriatric pet until natural death occurs or the family elects euthanasia.

Modeled originally from human hospice, this specific type of veterinary care is focused on the comfort of your pet, not at finding a cure for his or her disease. It is important to note that veterinary hospice does not include any diagnostic or blood-work services. Their goal is to focus on comfort and maintaining the human animal bond.

Wonderful hospice services:

Lap of Love: in all of the US

Helping hands: in the Seminole area, FL A hospice care through an online consultation!


Stages of grief can be complex. This chart may help you as well as your client understand the emotions they are experiencing. 


Support Center of Lap of Love

Veterinary Care Coordinators across the United States are offering guidance and support for one of the hardest phone calls that we, as pet parents, may ever make.

You are not alone - we are here for you every day of the week to coordinate and assist you every step of the way. 

(855) 933-5683

Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support

Hotline and Chatroom as well as support before, during and after pet-loss.


Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Grief Support (families)


The Pet loss Support Page-Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss (families)


The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (families and veterinary teams)


End of Life Care I ASPCA

Pet Loss Hotline: (877) GRIEF-10

Best Friends-resources across the United States


Colorado State

Argus Hosts a Friends of Friends Pet Loss Support Group

This support group meets on the first Saturday of the month at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Comfort Room, ACC109. Groups are free-of-charge. Please call for more information, including holiday or inclement weather status.

Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC
(970) 412-6212

Canine Companion Consulting

A support group for pet parents with “special needs” pet.


New York Animal Medical Center

New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas

Veterinary Wisdom for Pet Parents

Support for Pet Parents

Support for Veterinary Professionals


Two Hearts Pet Loss Center