Virtual Quality of Life Consultation

Connecting you with our compassionate pet hospice veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

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No matter where you live, we’re here to help you navigate complex decisions and understand your pet’s quality of life. 

During your virtual quality of life consultation, we’ll provide the highest level of care and support and take the time to listen to your family’s goals and concerns. We’ll address your pet’s current care in a complete, holistic way so you can make informed decisions.

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Setting the Standards for Virtual Pet Hospice Care

We’ve been providing virtual quality of life consultations since 2017, and we continue to pave the path for empathetic, intimate care regardless of distance.

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Goals of Virtual Quality of Life Consultation

  • Assess current levels of pain and quality of life
  • Help you understand your pet’s comfort and wellness
  • Offer additional guidance related to giving medications, encouraging eating and environmental changes
  • Support you to decide the timing for euthanasia
  • Prepare you for the emotions in your pet’s last chapter of life
  • Share knowledge about the euthanasia process
  • Provide coping tips & resources for your family, including children, and other pets

Goals of Virtual Quality of Life Consultation

  • Assess current levels of pain and quality of life
  • Help you understand your pet’s comfort and wellness
  • Support you to decide the timing for euthanasia
  • Prepare you for the emotions in your pet’s last chapter of life
  • Share knowledge about the euthanasia process 
  • Provide coping tips & resources for your family, including children, and other pets
  • Offer additional guidance related to giving medications, encouraging eating and environmental changes
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Service Overview

Virtual Quality of Life Consultation with a Veterinarian

  • Discuss both medical concerns AND quality of life
  • Unhurried video consultation
  • Discussion about pet’s quality of life, nursing care, environmental improvements, and how to best plan for euthanasia including what to anticipate during this time
  • Evaluation of your pet’s disease and if there are other treatment options that can be considered
  • Written summary of your recommendations

Our veterinarians can recommend medications virtually, however, they cannot dispense medications or make adjustments to a medical plan without an in-person exam.

If you wish to have an emergency Comfort Kit with pain medications and sedation, please schedule an In-Home Hospice Consultation.

Service Overview

Virtual Quality of Life Consultation with a Veterinary Technician

  • Unhurried video consultation
  • Discussion about pet’s quality of life, nursing care, environmental improvements, and how best to plan for euthanasia including what to anticipate during this time
  • Written summary of your recommendations

Veterinary technicians cannot dispense medications or make adjustments to your pet’s medical plan.

If you have questions about your pet’s disease or medical options for improving quality of life, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our hospice veterinarians.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I schedule my virtual quality of life consultation with a hospice veterinarian or veterinary technician?

All BluePearl Pet Hospice veterinarians and nurses are uniquely trained in hospice and end of life care. 

Hospice veterinarians are able to provide in-depth education about your pet’s medical concerns and answer questions about your pet’s disease. They can also recommend medications and therapies to improve your pet’s quality of life.

Veterinary technicians are able to discuss all aspects of your pet’s quality of life, but cannot offer any direct medical advice or dispense medications. They can, however, make recommendations for improved care to enhance your pet’s comfort and wellbeing.

Veterinary technicians can also help you understand the euthanasia process and what to expect when the time comes.

Do I get ongoing support with my virtual quality of life consultation?

Unlike our hospice consultations, virtual quality of life consultations do not include a detailed medical plan or one month of ongoing medical management.

However, if during your consultation you feel a hospice relationship would be more appropriate, the quality of life assessment may be changed to a hospice consultation instead.

Can you diagnose medical issues, make medical recommendations, or prescribe medications during my virtual quality of life consultation?

Unfortunately, no. By law, veterinarians are not able to do any of these things without an in-person exam.

Testimonials

Nurse Barb's consultation helped very much and I appreciated her intuitively answering questions I thought I was not ready to ask but needed to ask.

Would highly recommend. I had an amazing team to work with and they helped make a tough time, just a little bit less tough.

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