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Presentation on Geriatric Pet Care

February 17th, 2012

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Plan to attend a great seminar in Magruder 102 on February 24, 2012, 12:00 – 2:00. Dr. Mary Gardner will present Caring Beyond a Cure: A Look at Geriatric Patient Care Including Hospice and Euthanasia.

Dr. Gardner’s is the founder of Lap of Love, an organization of veterinarians that provides in-home hospice and euthanasia services.

Dr. Gardner is passionate about educating students on what can be the most difficult part of veterinary medicine ā€“ helping owners with their geriatric pets and assisting them with the decision of euthanasia. Her presentation will cover:

  • The 4 Life Stages of pets
  • Veterinary Hospice – what can vets do in clinics and at home
  • Managing the 6 most common symptoms in geriatric pets
  • Helping families determine Quality of Life for their pet
  • Preparing for end of life
  • Euthanasia ā€“ the process and techniques to making it peaceful for pets and families
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