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Animal Hospice is gaining hold in the news. 
Click on the links below to read about new developments in this wonderful field.
We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Senate has passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171). This bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit veterinarians to carry controlled substances outside of their primary places of registration and across state lines to treat their patients.  There is still work to do in the House. Veterinarians, please contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor and vote for the companion bill in the House—H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medical Mobility Act. With your help, we can get the bill passed and signed into law this year!   If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ashley Morgan at AVMA's Governmental Relations Division ( or 202-289-0007).

The IAAHPC is thrilled to announce collaberation with the Amerinan Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).  We applaud AAHA for embracing this new field of veterinary medicine and recognizing the benefits it can bring to both pets and their caregivers.

We are proud to announce the online publication of the IAAHPC Guidelines for Recommended Practices in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, revised in March 2017.  Written in 2013, these guidelines are here to help implement best practices among animal hospice providers and caregivers.  Please review them and utilize the concepts within. The IAAHPC requests that you cite this organization when referencing material taken from it.  Please note this is a living document that will change in accordance to best medical and ethical practices.  

Owners Opting For Pet Hospice For Their Animals' Last Days « CBS ...

Dr. Lynn Hendrix says she's seeing more pet owners opting for her service
that gives them another option for their pet besides euthanasia.

Hospice care helps pets die with dignity It happened with the help of Gardner, co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice Inc., the country's first organized network of veterinarians who ...

Hospice allows pet owners to say goodbye at home ST. LOUIS (AP) — Christi Winter always tried to give her dog Josie the very best in life, so when it was time to say goodbye, Winter didn't want to do anything ...

Letter: Veterinarian: Consider pet end-of-life issues Loveland, Colorado
Animal hospice is an old concept, but has recently re-emerged thanks to dedicated individuals. Their hope is that families and veterinary providers alike ...

Pet Owners Find Help at End-of-life
Video feauring Lap of Love Dr. Brad Bates in the Philadelphia

Pet Therapy: Euthanasia and palliative care at home in growing demandPet Therapy: Euthanasia and palliative care at home in growing demand
Vancouver-based veterinarian Dr. Jeffrey Berkshire says, a growing number of pet owners are looking to end the lives of their pets at home.