Please Note: Dr. Chandler is unavailable for consultations and appointments September 18-24, 2021. If you need assistance with end of life care during this timeframe, please contact one of the following services:
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please stay safe and be well.
Animal hospice and palliative care offers a unique opportunity to help you and your pet have the best quality of life possible for whatever time remains. It’s best to have a consultation early on in the process. This way we can address potential areas of concern in a proactive manner, while there may still be things we can do to have a positive impact in the life of your good friend. Please see the Services tab to understand the many ways in which we can help see you through this tender time with your beloved companion.
COVID19 Update, June 2021
We are living in a changed environment with the global pandemic from the novel Corona Virus. In response to COVID19, and following the best practices recommended by the CDC, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the State of California, I continue to update my protocols for home visits in order to be as safe as possible for myself, you, and the community in general. I am offering Quality of Life consultations with ongoing palliative or hospice care, as well as End of Life services, in the home setting. I am fully vaccinated and, if you are as well, we can work in- or outdoors, weather and air quality permitting. If you or any members of your family are not vaccinated, it’s still best if we can meet outdoors. In those cases I would wear a mask if we need to be inside. I appreciate knowing your vaccine status if you are willing to share that information with me. Please call, text or e-mail me to discuss treatment plan options for your pet. (530-906-2490, firstname.lastname@example.org)
These challenging times are straining our ability to provide compassionate and loving care, particularly to our patients’ families. I am still offering, as gently as possible, the service of euthanasia in the home setting. If possible, getting all the paperwork done ahead of time via email or text, with authorization by return email helps us avoid those details during the emotional time of the appointment. Payments can be made on-line by credit card or in person by card, check, cash or Venmo. I try to limit the time of our exposure to each other by administering each medication and then waiting outside or in my car until the pet is ready for the next step. I will do my best to walk you through the process ahead of time and try to make you as comfortable as possible. I know that the decisions and experiences around end-of-life for our pets add tremendous heartbreak to a situation that is already at a breaking point for many families. Please call to discuss any special circumstances you may have as I will do my best to create a workable situation for you and your beloved companion.