East Asheville Family Vet, formally Redwood Family Vet, is open!
We are now located at 739 Tunnel Road.

Pet Palliative & Hospice Care

Learn more about our pet palliative & hospice care services below.

Pet Palliative & Hospice Care in Asheville, NC

At East Asheville Family Vet, we offer pet palliative and hospice care for our patients in Asheville, NC. A pet with a terminal illness receives palliative/ hospice care to meet their physical and emotional needs. It begins when a pet is diagnosed with a terminal condition, and the family has decided not to pursue aggressive curative therapies. Hospice for pets emphasizes caring rather than curing. We know that a serious illness significantly impacts both the patient and the patient’s family. Our mission is to foster a compassionate community that cares about the entire family’s needs and offers top-notch care for a peaceful death.

While palliative/ hospice care focuses on our pets, we want to help families and caregivers prepare for this significant life transition.

So, when should palliative/ hospice care be started? When faced with an incurable illness, aggressive or invasive treatments and/or diagnostics should be avoided in favor of comfort care. This is when palliative/hospice care is appropriate. Early intervention, whether after a diagnosis or whenever we feel we could use a little extra support and direction, enables us to ensure we can offer the best care. Our pet palliative and hospice care services are designed to provide comfort and support for both the pet and the pet owner during this difficult time. Our goal is to provide comfort and peace for both the pet and their owner. We work closely with families to develop a personalized care plan that considers the pet’s unique needs.

We are more than a veterinary clinic; we are a sanctuary where empathy reigns. Our veterinary team of dedicated professionals possesses a unique understanding of the emotional connection you share with your pet, allowing us to offer exceptional palliative and hospice care tailored to their individual needs. We believe in treating the whole pet – their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Our comprehensive approach ensures that your pet’s final chapter is characterized by comfort, dignity, and minimal distress.

Our pet palliative care in Asheville, NC, is designed to alleviate pain and discomfort, allowing your pet to enjoy their remaining time with you to the fullest. We aim to rekindle joy in their daily activities through personalized pain management and therapy. As you provide unwavering love, we offer emotional support during this tender time. Our team is here to address your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you through the process, ensuring that a soothing and understanding presence surrounds your pet’s final moments.