HMVS News

These posts usually relate to what we are ‘up to’ – places we’ve been, things we are studying – new and novel stuff that we just wanna share :)

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]

Why End-of-Life Care???

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

Emma

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]

Memorial Poem To Maddy

Posted on January 6, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

water dog   our memories wash over me like waves recounting the years rejoicing in our shared moments your playful puppy years our intertwined lives   though you never spoke a word I knew your every thought I sit here now sobbing wishing for your comfort hoping that you will come to my side nuzzle… [Read More]

Animal Hospice Conference 2013

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

In October, I attended the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care in Denver Colorado. I have been a founding member of this organization since 2010 and was excited to meet colleagues and soak up the shared knowledge from this forum.  Veterinary hospice is a specialty close to my… [Read More]

In-Home Pet Euthanasia (Part 2) – The Procedure

Posted on September 28, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

Euthanasia decision

What Can I expect when I book an at-home euthanasia for my pet? Making the decision to euthanize your pet is emotional and frightening for many people.  We approach every case with the intention of explaining what we are going to do, while learning which aspects of end-of-life care are most important to the individual… [Read More]

In-home Pet Euthanasia (Part 1) – Why?

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

At home pet euthanasia

Every pet owner has faced, or will come to face the end of their pet’s life. This is often a time of sadness and turmoil for pet parents, as they grapple with their end-of-life options. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in the last decade, and companion animal euthanasia has become a practice specialization for… [Read More]

Holistic Medicine

Posted on June 22, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

Holistic Medicine

Massage Therapy Technician, Becky Wood has begun her professional training in canine massage. She will be learning canine anatomy & physiology, followed by in-depth study of muscle health and disease, pathological conditions/injuries, and various techniques for muscle rehabilitation and pain control through massage. We look forward to being able to offer this wonderful modality to… [Read More]

Back To Blogging

Posted on January 9, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

New Pet Addition

Well I am sorry to have been so absent from my blog! It was brought to my attention recently that some of my clients actually were reading this – Alas I have let them down!!! And with so many stimulating and important things to say! Becky and I have been very busy with the mobile… [Read More]

Our Job is Hard :)

Posted on December 18, 2011 by Lynn Henderson

Dog Vet

I have been organizing the photos we’ve accumulated over the past year, our first year in operation. It was a successful one and I’m going to share some of our cutest moments with you here. Enjoy!   These guys keep us going! Get us through the times when we’re really sad, or tired, or frustrated… [Read More]