Losing A Pet
Dr. Alice Villalobos ..................................
Death of a beloved pet is upsetting for millions of pet owners each year. Yet, many of their peers scoff at the idea of bereavement over an animal. Hear what Dr. Alice Villalobos has to say about the human/animal bond and why she developed the universal human animal bond scale.
Dr. Alice is a leader in the rapidly growing field of veterinary oncology and end of life care. Learn as she describes the differences in how Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Medical Doctors perceive end of life care; what the probabilities of dogs contacting cancer are; and what you should expect from your veterinarian when that final day in the life of your dog or other pet arrives.
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Dr. Alice Villalobos won the 2013 California Veterinary Medical Association’s Outstanding Service Award and the renowned Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian Award for her pioneering role in bringing oncology (cancer care) services to companion animals. She is President Emeritus of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, Past President of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, the Sierra VMA and Chair of the Veterinary Academy for the National Academies of Practice. She is author of the textbook, Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, along with numerous articles, papers and chapters. She lectures worldwide on quality of life palliative oncology, end of life care, the human-animal bond and bioethics. She introduced Pawspice which is an end of life care program that embraces kinder, gentler standard cancer care with palliative medicine and transitions to hospice as patients decline. She is Director of Pawspice at VCA Coast Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach & Animal Oncology Consultation Service at ACCESS in Woodland Hills, CA.
Her concierge referral practices provide consultations; integrative cancer therapy and nursing home care services for end-of-life care patients.