Facing the end of the life of a beloved pet can be a difficult experience. Questions like “How do I know if my pet is suffering?” and “When should I choose euthanasia?” can be difficult to face alone. Veterinary Hospice is a family-centered, medically supervised, and team-oriented service dedicated to maintaining comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill or geriatric pet until natural death occurs or the family elects euthanasia. It can provide pet guardians with peace of mind in knowing they have helped their pet face the end of life with wisdom and compassion. Dr. Erin Deveau is a veterinarian with Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice here in the Albuquerque metro area, and will speak on this invaluable service. To gain an overview of their services and philosophy, visit the hospice page on their web site.
Dr. Deveau grew up in rural Upstate New York and attended Ithaca College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology in 2000. After several years in a business management role in Princeton, New Jersey, she went back to school to follow her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Deveau attended Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts from 2006 to 2010, receiving a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She subsequently spent 6 years in clinical practice in various states (including 3 years at VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital in Albuquerque) as she moved with her husband’s military career. Now that they are back in Albuquerque permanently, she is very excited to be the first veterinarian to introduce the Lap of Love philosophy and service to New Mexico.
As always, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this talk is Free to the public.
Date & Time: Sunday, November 12, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)
9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Cost: Absolutely Free! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win).
We want to thank VCA Montgomery, Lexus of Santa Fe, and VCA West Mesa for making it possible for us to bring these talks to you for free. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!