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Being Present is an Active Choice

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Lynn Henderson

I had an old dog – an old dog with old dog issues. I had lots of well-meaning friends and many options for what “I could do next’ for my old dog. I was well-versed in all of the things I COULD do medically to try to ‘save her’, or at least prolong her life…. [Read More]

Home from the conference

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Lynn Henderson

I am on my return flight from Phoenix, Arizona. I attended the 8th annual conference of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). (www.iaahpc.org) I have attended the conference previously, and always find new energy from the people I meet there and the ideas shared.  Ten years ago, I put my name… [Read More]

My Accidental Success Story

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Lynn Henderson

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

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

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

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]