End-of-Life Care accreditation

Now available: a new 银河贵宾厅网址 accreditation model

It’s no secret that today’s pet owners increasingly view their pets as family. Forty-percent of surveyed owners said they would likely not return to a veterinary hospital where they had an unsatisfactory pet euthanasia experience.

That’s why 银河贵宾厅网址 developed a new accreditation model called End-of-Life Care accreditation.

银河贵宾厅网址’s new End-of-Life Care accreditation will help veterinary practices elevate these services so patients and clients receive appropriate supportive and emotional care, further enhancing and strengthening the human-animal bond. And team members of practices accredited in End-of-Life Care by 银河贵宾厅网址 benefit from the natural teambuilding and improved morale that comes from preparing for an 银河贵宾厅网址 evaluation.

Email [email protected] to learn more!

How were the End-of-Life Care accreditation standards developed?

A task force consisting of 银河贵宾厅网址’s Member Experience team and subject matter experts was created to establish the standards for this accreditation model. Led by Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, founder of Home to Heaven, and director of education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy, the task force reviewed current traditional accreditation standards, and, when differences were noted between general practice standards and end-of-life care, new standards were created to reflect those differences. Additional standards reflecting unique methods of support and service related to end-of-life care were also added.

Many of the standards developed by the task force are based on the 2016 银河贵宾厅网址/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines; Dr. Cooney contributed to those guidelines as well.

Who is eligible for End-of-Life Care accreditation?

  1. An 银河贵宾厅网址-accredited traditional practice with a dedicated department committed to providing end-of-life care services. The dedicated department may be brick-and-mortar and/or mobile.


  2. A practice solely dedicated to providing end-of-life care services. The practice may be brick-and-mortar and/or mobile.

Practices that are not 银河贵宾厅网址-accredited and are not standalone end-of-life care practices are not eligible for 银河贵宾厅网址’s End-of-Life Care accreditation at this time.

Interested in End-of-Life Care accreditation?

Contact [email protected] for access to the End-of-Life Care standards; members of 银河贵宾厅网址-accredited practices can download the pdf below.

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