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My Accidental Success Story

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Lynn Henderson

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I didn’t do this for money – it was really an accidental success. When I gradated from Vet School, I planned to work in small animal general practice for some undetermined amount of time. I gave the briefest thought to pursuing a specialty like surgery, or perhaps to owning my own stationary practice one day…. [Read More]

Considerations PRIOR to your at-home euthanasia visit

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

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Making the decision to euthanize an animal you have loved is the hardest decision an animal lover will make. I believe strongly in offering euthanasia at home, and aim to make a difficult time just a bit easier by being in a safe and comfortable place for both animals and human family members. There are… [Read More]

PLPA-Guide to Planning Ahead (For the Death of a Pet)

Posted on by Lynn Henderson

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A Guide to Planning Ahead – *** The original for this document can be found at www.myplpa.com *** A Tribute to My Pet’s Life Pet’s Name ____________________________________ Birth date/Gotcha Date—Date of Death ____________________________________ Where born/Where Gotcha’d ____________________________________ Nicknames ____________________________________ Pet Parents ____________________________________ Siblings—Pet and Human ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Favorite Toy(s) ____________________________________ Favorite Activity(s) ____________________________________ Least Favorite… [Read More]

Why a Pet Loss & Memorial Centre?

Posted on September 21, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

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So after much thinking and dreaming, it is time to begin to make real my hope of opening a Pet Loss and Memorial Centre alongside Henderson Mobile Veterinary Services. Since the beginning of my journey into house-call veterinary medicine, I have loved offering personalized end-of-life services to my patients and their human families. What has… [Read More]

Poem to Dog

Posted on September 13, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

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You would walk with me, sit with me, listen to me.You were content to just be with me, little old me.It seemed like I was everything in your world, and more than enough. And now there is a space, an absence where you use to be.It is dim where you once were so bright.The air… [Read More]

How do you know when “it’s time”?

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

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I was asked recently by a client how she will know “when it is time” to consider euthanasia for her old dog. I hear this question often, and always feel my answer is a bit vague. So I have given it some thought, and upon reflecting stand by what I told her.  If you google… [Read More]

Why End-of-Life Care???

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

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It’s the elephant-in-the-room and I suppose now is as good a time as any to address the question. Why do this work? Ok, yes, every veterinarian will encounter end-of-life situations on a regular basis – but to ‘specialize’ in it? (Please note that I use the term ‘specialize’ for the sake of the average non-veterinary… [Read More]