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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    • Courtney HillCourtney Hill

      My super senior (14 yo) Weimaraner was seen by Dr. Schmitt as a second opinion for neck and face swelling that was not resolving. The original vet we had seen said there was not much to do for her and that she was at her end. Dr. Schmitt took time to check her and explained the options. My Weimaraner continued to get worse and Dr. Schmitt did not give up. Finally, by working together, we got the swelling down. Thank you to the caring staff and Dr. Schmitt for giving me more time with my sweet girl.

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    • Stangebåy KayStangebåy Kay

      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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    • Lynne Harms GeuzendamLynne Harms Geuzendam

      Dr. Tammy is very thorough and very thoughtful. She's patient and kind to her clients and their pets. Our dogs and cats showed no fear towards her or her staff. We'll never take our pets to anyone else. So very glad we found her!

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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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    • 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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    • Mary T. DurosMary T. Duros

      This is one of the nicest animal hospitals I've been to. Large, homey, exam rooms with cushioned seats perfect for comforting and snuggling your furkid. Great staff! And Dr Tammy Schmitt. The BEST veterinarian in the greater Chicago area! And not a bad drive from Chicago at all. I highly recommend it.

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    • Jenny S.Jenny S.

      Love this place! Everyone is so nice and Dr. Schmidt is wonderful. One of my dogs got hurt and she squeezed us in that day (which was a Friday). She is... Read More