End-of-Life Care

We understand that your pet is a member of your family. As such, we believe the end of their lives should be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Animal hospice is not a place but a philosophy; it is care for animals that is focused on both the pet and the family’s needs and on living life as fully as possible until the time of death (with or without intervention). Many pet parents choose hospice care in order to participate in decision making about their pet’s end-of-life needs, giving the entire family time to prepare for the pending goodbye to their companions and to plan for a peaceful death. At Murrysville Veterinary Associates, we can assist you in this process by counseling you on options for your pet and your family when the goal for your pet shifts from cure to comfort.

Dr. St. John is a member of the International Association for Animal Hospital and Palliative Care. For additional resources and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about animal hospice and palliative care, visit their International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)’s website.