About BluePearl Pet Hospice

Our team of hospice doctors, veterinary technicians, care coordinators and pet loss support specialists are here to help.

We Walk You Through It

Understanding your pet’s illness and end-of-life needs can be overwhelming, which is why we’re here to guide you through it.

We take each step with you, and the sooner we begin a relationship, the more you and your pet will benefit from our guidance and care.

~ Dr. Shea Cox and Fenn

~ Dr. Mari Breeden and Tigger

A Whole Team, There for You

With BluePearl Pet Hospice, you and your pet will have a full team on your side. Supportive doctors, veterinary technicians, care coordinators and pet loss specialists are available seven days a week if you have questions or your pet’s condition changes.

Care in the Comfort of Home

We understand that there’s no place like home and that travelling can cause undue stress. You and your pet can get the best possible care in the place you’re both most comfortable – home.

~ Dr. Meagan Hines, Vega and Ling Ling

~ Dr. Audra Pompeani, Polly and Mollie

Quality Care is in the Details

We take every little detail into consideration, no matter how small it seems, and help make your pet’s end-of-life journey as meaningful as the life they lived.

Move at Your Own Pace

We understand that saying goodbye to a pet is not an experience that can be rushed or limited to one hour, which is why we offer extended appointment times to allow you ample opportunity to discuss concerns and get to know us personally.

~ Dr. Kara Harpham and Gary

Meet Dr. Shea Cox, founder Pet Hospice

BluePearl Pet Hospice is leading the way in pet end-of-life care.

Dr. Shea Cox, one of the most respected leaders in pet hospice, has brought together a team of providers who offer unparalleled care, experience and heart.

Trust your pet’s care to those who are shaping the field of pet hospice and teaching other veterinary professionals how to provide the best end-of-life care possible.


Dr. Shea Cox has authored the following publications:

Contributing AuthorAmerican Animal Hospital Association End of Life Guidelines

Contributing AuthorAmerican Animal Hospital Association/American Veterinary Medical Association Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice

Contributing author, Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice (Wiley Publishing, 2017)

Chapters include Renal Disease; Heart Disease; Gastrointestinal Disorders; Pharmacologic Alleviation of Distress; Nursing Care for Seriously Ill Animals; Supporting Other Needs

Contributing author, Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient (Wiley Publishing, 2017)

Chapters include Renal Disease and Failure; Gastrointestinal Conditions and Nutrition; Anticipatory Grief

Contributing author, 5-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult (Wiley Publishing, 2018)

Chapters include General Concepts in Hospice Care; Adding Hospice Care to Your Practice; Discussing Quality of Life and End of Life Issues with Your Clients

International Speaker

Dr. Shea Cox is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian, a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, and a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

She has presented hospice and pain management-focused lectures at veterinary conferences across the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand

Certification Program

Dr. Shea Cox led the development of a comprehensive, 100-hour, RACE approved, advanced educational program certifying veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians in animal hospice and palliative care.

Leadership Positions

Leadership positions held:

Immediate Past President, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC), 2018-2019

President, IAAHPC, 2017-2018

President Elect, IAAHPC, 2016-2017

Board of Directors, IAAHPC, 2014-2015

Executive Committee, Secretary, American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, 2012-2016

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