Dr. Jessica Vogelsang: Supporting Animals and Their People During the End of Life Process
Jamie talks to Dr. V about her work with pet loss, hospice, and the need for honest and compassionate end of life discussions. They also discuss veterinary social work and the importance of authenticity, self-care, and a good work-life balance for all pet professionals.
Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, CVJ is an award-winning author, certified veterinary journalist, and practicing small animal veterinarian. Her debut memoir All Dogs Go to Kevin published in July 2015 to rave reviews, including a national feature in USA Today. She is a regular contributor to petmd.com, Huffington Post, and Vetstreet; in addition, her writing has been featured on Petfinder.com, DVM360, and Good Dog Magazine. Dr. Vogelsang is regularly featured locally and nationally in print and TV media.
As a certified pet loss bereavement counselor through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, Dr. Vogelsang cares deeply about easing the transition of a beloved pet. She has seen the way hospice makes life better for both people and pets and is committed to this part of the human/animal bond. Dr. Vogelsang's work with families in dealing with end-of-life care is changing the way people talk about death.
Dr. Vogelsang maintains strong relationships with companies that align with her own core values: quality, cutting-edge products that improve the health and well-being of pets and work to enhance the role of pets as family.