All posts tagged euthanasia

Dr. Dani McVety, hospice veterinarian

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Dr. Dani McVety—a Tampa native and veterinarian who co-founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice in 2009, and it’s since become the nation’s largest network dedicated solely to end of life veterinary care–recounts the history of the enterprise, launching Lap of Love mere months after graduating from vet school, the name deriving from an early case where the client asked McVety if her dog could remain on her lap while the animal was euthanized. Read more…

Joel Rockey, executive director of One Last Treat

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Joel Rockey—executive director of One Last Treat, a nonprofit founded by a group of veterans whose mission (carried out by veterans who volunteer) is “to provide comfort, compassion, and one last treat to severely at-risk and soon-to-be-passing animals”—discusses his own history, including growing up with various animals, but at that point, being indifferent to them. Read more…

Amy Rowland, co-founder of Dogma Pet Rescue

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Amy Rowland—co-founder and co-director of Dogma Pet Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Riverview, FL—recalls traveling the path from growing up dog-less, to adopting her first dog, Frankie, and then shortly thereafter, launching Dogma with co-founder Ann-Marie Pearson. Read more…

Dr. Hillary Hart, veterinarian

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Dr. Hillary Hart—a Tampa Bay Area veterinarian who operates Vet With Hart Veterinary House Call Practice—describes how she raised a family and then,  when on the cusp of empty nest syndrome, decided to attend veterinary school, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Read more…

Jane Hoffman, president of Mayor’s Alliance of NYC’s Animals

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Jane Hoffman—president and co-founder of the Mayor’s Alliance of NYC’s Animals, a coalition of more than 150 animal shelters and rescue groups—provides a wide-ranging assessment of the Alliance as it marks its 10th anniversary. Read more…