Hospice Care

Skaer Veterinary Clinic is excited to announce Hospice Care as an additional service provided to our patients and their families. This service is dedicated to maintaining comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill or geriatric pet until natural death occurs or the family elects peaceful euthanasia. This specific type of veterinary care is focused on the comfort of your pet, not at finding a cure.

The hospice team consists of the veterinarian and trained staff who provide excellent palliative care and pain control for your pet. To maximize the benefits of veterinary hospice it requires family-centered care.

Veterinary hospice care usually includes an individualized plan for your dog or cat, education about the end-stage disease process, pain recognition and treatment, fluids if needed, supplementary nutrition, management of incontinence, and bandage and wound care.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the clinic at 316-683-4641.

Quality of Life Scale
 - This form is for you to fill out regarding your pet's progress on the hospice care plan. The Doctor will guide you to how often they want you to fill this form out. It will be e-mailed to the Doctor and technician on your case so they can follow up with you.