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​The Colorado State University Pet Hospice Program is not a specific place, but a philosophy. It functions on the principle that death is a part of life. Terminal illnesses and the dying process can be experienced with dignity, as an animal rests at home with its loving family.

The CSU Pet Hospice Program was developed jointly by local practitioners, Front Range Community College, Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado, and the Argus Institute at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

CSU Pet Hospice focuses on caring, not curing. We understand that serious illness profoundly impacts not only the patient, but family and loved ones as well. Here are the goals of our program:
 
  • We focus on giving pets a safe, caring, intimate end-of-life experience in their familiar home environment.
  • Our care focuses on providing pain control and physical comfort to the pet, as well as educational support and emotional comfort for the family.
  • CSU Pet Hospice volunteers serve as teachers, enabling the family to care for their pet's medical and emotional needs at home.
  • Families are given time to adjust to their pet's progressive disease and say good-bye in their own way in the comfort of their own home.
  • CSU Pet Hospice helps make a pet's death a kinder, more intimate experience for both the pet and his or her family.

 


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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

Phone:
(970) 219-7335

Fax:
(970) 297-1205