Windcrest Animal Hospital
3705 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805 - Directions
Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
When you and your veterinarian feel medical treatments will no longer help your pet, we offer the comfort and peace of mind of hospice care. This is the most humane and comforting end-of-life option for terminally ill pets.
Hospice care provides humane, dignified end-of-life veterinary care to keep your pet comfortable and relaxed until they pass away naturally or you decide to give them rest through euthanasia.
Throughout the process, our compassionate and dedicated staff of veterinarians, specialists, nurses, and support team is here to educate and guide you through your beloved pet’s care and end-of-life journey.
In hospice care, geriatric medicine, pain management, critical care, and complementary therapies for patients may be included in the care plan.
A few of the therapies included with our hospice and pallative treatments are:
To be in the hospice program, your pet needs a referral from a veterinarian from our practice or outside of this practice. If outside of our practice, you will need to schedule an appointment – either at Windcrest or a house call – with one of our vets.
After creating a patient/client/doctor relationship, a technician can be scheduled to visit your home to evaluate the environment and determine how to make it the best setting for helping your pet maintain a comfortable lifestyle. For example, the technician might recommend a simple change such as placing yoga mats on a hardwood floor.
Your technician will also focus on your education and awareness. Together, you will review symptoms of the disease, medication schedules and methods, wound treatment, how to monitor pain, and more. We encourage you to ask your technicians any and all questions that are on your mind. No question or topic is too insignificant to ask and discuss!
Following your initial meeting with the technician, you will set a schedule for future appointments with a technician to continue your pet’s home care. We will also give you a phone number for reaching a member of our staff after hours.
Through our hospice and palliative care services, we strive to help you give your pet quality time when quantity of time is not possible. If you need more information or if you have questions, contact Karen Gustafson, LVT, by phone at 302-998-2995 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can always contact us online.
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