At-home Quality of Life Consult

Quality of Life consultations are helpful when trying to determine when euthanasia should be considered or if other supportive options are available. 

Virtual Quality of Life Consults are also available.

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We understand.

Knowing if quality of life remains for your pet is not always clear or easy.

Our consultations provide the time needed to discuss your pet's quality of life in a supportive and non-hurried and manner.

We take into consideration your goals while helping you navigate the complex decisions you are faced with.

How it works.

Our in-home Quality of Life consults are 90-minutes in length and can be scheduled with either our hospice vet or nurse, depending on your needs (see our FAQ below).

Our comprehensive consultations will address your pet's current care and quality of life in a way that is holistic and complete, so you can make informed decisions.

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Goals of our consult

  • Help you assess your pet's current level of pain, quality of life, and if more options are available 

  • Help you understand what is happening to your pet 

  • Help you determine when to make the decision of euthanasia and share how to best plan for the timing of it

  • Help prepare you for letting go and guide you with what to expect during the euthanasia process

  • Share how to help other pets or children in the home prepare for loss

  • Offer additional guidance to help improve your pet's quality of life, such as tips for giving medications, how to encourage eating, and environmental changes to further support your pet 

At-home Quality of Life Consult with our Veterinarian


Plus $75 fee for evening and weekend appointments

  • 60-90 min in-home visit with our experienced hospice doctor 
  • In addition to all that is addressed with our nursing virtual visits, our veterinarians can discuss medical questions and concerns
  • A Comfort Kit can be dispensed for an additional cost (a Comfort Kit is an injectable form of pain medication and sedation that you can give to your pet in case of an emergency, allowing you to provide relief of distress for your pet)
  • Written summary of recommendations
  • Communication with your primary care vet
  • This visit does not include the dispensing of any other medications or ongoing management of your pet's care; if this is needed, a hospice consult is recommended
  • Appointment cost will vary with service location 

At-home Quality of Life Consult with our Nurse


Plus $75 fee for evening and weekend appointments

  • 60-90 min in-home visit with our experienced hospice nurse
  • Our nurses will discuss all considerations around your pet's quality of life, make recommendations for nursing care, offer improvements for the environment, and discuss how to best plan for euthanasia and what to anticipate during this time
  • Written summary of your consult emailed to you and your veterinarian
  • Our nurses are NOT able to dispense medications or make adjustments to a pet's medical plan
  • If you have questions about your pet's disease or what other medical options are available to improve quality of life, we recommend scheduling with a vet
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Our first meeting was a thorough in-home assessment with Dr. Kara who got to know Jack and explained everything to us in great detail. She shared helpful visual references and took the time to listen and answer all of our questions. She sensed what we needed and when - a gentle process handled with great sensitivity."

~ Lisa, Mom of Jack