Based on the answers you provided on the Pathway to Care Assessment, we would recommend our TeleAdvice or In-Home Consultation services. Below, you will find our recommended next steps to consider at this time as well as other helpful resources. Please contact our compassionate client relations team if you have any questions or need further discussion on our services: 757-474-5968.
Next Steps to Consider
Our purpose for providing these consultation services is to walk hand-in-hand with you and your pet on this difficult journey. The services recommended are designed to help the Caring Pathways team guide you in determining whether:
TeleAdvice Appointment Service Recommendation
In a TeleAdvice Appointment, our knowledgeable veterinarians facilitate in-depth conversations using video conferencing to help you better understand the quality of your pet’s life. This will allow you to discuss potential options for comfort and end-of-life care for your companion. Click the button below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment.
Please complete the detailed intake form below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment. Your request will be reviewed by a veterinarian who will follow up with email instructions, scheduling options, and a web link to join the video conference within 1-2 days.
Please check your email daily after submitting your request as this will be our initial follow up in communication, thank you.
Note: You can participate using an Internet-connected smart phone, tablet, or computer, a webcam and microphone are required to engage with the video conference.
In-Home Consultation Recommendation
Our In-Home Medical Consultation allows our veterinarian the opportunity to observe your pet in his or her home environment. This will provide insight into your pet’s pain or discomfort levels, and challenges with daily activities. We will inquire about care and limitations as owner schedules and time constraints may complicate in-home palliative and hospice care plans. Click the button below to schedule an In-Home Consultation Appointment.
Anticipatory Grief Support
Anticipatory grief is experienced when faced with a terminal diagnosis of an animal companion. It can also occur with being the caregiver of an elderly/ ill animal companion. This grief can begin long before the companion has died. We begin to grieve the thoughts of our companion no longer being here, all of the things we do with our companion, all of the things the companion can no longer do and how our lives will change without them. Click the button below for our grief support resources.
Caring Pathways Calendar
Below is a printable Caring Pathways calendar for you to write down and track your pet’s conditions. Staying updated with this calendar can help you track if your pet is experiencing more good days than bad days or if their condition changes over time. Additionally, it is a good place to schedule your next Caring Pathways Services Assessment, plan bucket list activities and to keep other notes.