Hospice Care

 

Does your pet suffer from a chronic illness that is diminishing his or her quality of life? Are you concerned that your elderly pet is in too much pain? Are you struggling to care for your terminally ill animal companion?

As loving pet parents, we’d all love to see our companions live as long as we do. Unfortunately, these precious babies are only with us for a finite amount of time. It’s important that we take the appropriate measures to make sure that the end of that time is spent as happily and painlessly as possible.

The hospice care services at Animal Hospital of McHenry are designed to help extend those final days while also relieving pain and reducing suffering. We understand that as difficult as it is to say goodbye to a loved one, deciding when to do so is even harder. Our compassionate staff members will be there to explain your options and help you make those tough decisions.

At Animal Hospital of McHenry, we want you to know that when that time comes, we’ll be right by your side. We know exactly what you’re going through, because each one of us has been in your shoes. Rest assured that your pet will be treated with the utmost compassion and given the opportunity to cross the Rainbow Bridge with peace and dignity.

Are you struggling with end of life decisions for your elderly or terminally ill pet? Perhaps you just have questions about how hospice care works and whether it would be a good fit for your situation. In either case, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re here to help make this difficult time a little bit easier.

 

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    • Karen ShattuckKaren Shattuck

      Dr. Schmitt saved my dogs life with a very intense difficult surgery. She never wavered in her determination to save her. The entire staff was caring and concerned. No one can ask for anything else from such a great place!!!!!

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    • Kelsey StangebyeKelsey Stangebye

      My dog, Feist, and I are thrilled to have access to such compassionate and professional veterinary services that are provided by Dr. Schmitt. Thanks to Dr. Schmitt, Karen, and Stacy for always treating our visits with great attention. I highly recommend this clinic.

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    • Michael CostiganMichael Costigan

      Very compassionate, innovative, and thorough. They really care about the animals that they help.

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    • Abi SwidergalAbi Swidergal

      Every member of the staff were extraordinarily friendly! Dr. Schmitt was incredible with my scaredy cats!!

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    • Emma OteroEmma Otero

      We LOVE this place! And are so glad we decided to switch and come here ! My puppy, Ted, can be a handful! Dr. Schmitt and the staff are so patient with him. From the minute we walk in he is greeted with smile and a treat! Even when he is being a little anxious and barking away! We had a couple issues with our Ted and Dr. Schmitt has been great with any questions or concerns we have. We would not take him anywhere else!

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    • Monika N.Monika N.

      We spent many years with another animal hospital in McHenry. But when the time came to put our doggy down, our vet put us off another day, delaying her pain... Read More

    • Donna DruryDonna Drury

      Thank you for not declawing cats! Any veterinarian who does not perform barbaric outdated unnecessary p3 toe amputations on cats is tops in my book. I take my cats and dogs to a veterinarian who does not declaw cats, even if I have to travel an extra 20 minutes, it is worth it, they don't cry and whine in the car anymore like they used to when we used our ex-vet. Animals are sentient beings, not property for humans to mutilate. No wonder they used to cry on the way to our ex-vet, they were wondering if any of their body parts were going to get amputated.

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