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Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care generally refers to care provided to patients after a diagnosis of a terminal or incurable illness.  The goal of hospice and palliative care is to provide your pet with a good quality of life free of pain and suffering during the final days to months.  This care is focused on providing comfort, supporting nutritional needs and hydration, managing pain, and relief of anxiety.  It is not focused on providing a cure.

This type of care focuses on the partnership between the pet, the family members, and the veterinary team.  We educate you on your pet’s medical condition, and what to expect in the last weeks, days, and hours of your pet’s life.  We work with you to determine your goals of care for your pet, and we counsel you on how to assess your pet’s quality of life. When your pet is nearing their end of life, we help you determine whether and when euthanasia may be the best option for your loved one.

For more information on our Hospice & Palliative Care program for your pet, please contact St. Francis Animal Hospital at (651) 645-2808 or group@stfrancisabh.com or visit the Hospice & Palliative Care page on our website.

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Everything was amazing as always here!

Employees are always very friendly and polite. They were very efficient with the appointment and the social distancing guidelines were well laid out and easy to follow. Definitely recommend this location for Vet services!

Kirsten Wilson, Google Review

The curbside service was so convenient, I don’t think you could’ve made my visit any better!

This is the only veterinarian hospital we’ve ever taken our dog to. They have been caring for him since he was weaned. The staff is professional, responsive, and caring. I highly recommend them.

Vicky Fleming, Google Review

Our 2 dogs and 2 rabbits all go to St. Francis Animal Hospital.

All of the doctors and nurses there are very knowledgeable and well-educated. They are always helpful, kind, caring, compassionate, and always smiling. The new curb-side appointments are yet another example of how well they work. Thank you all so very, very much!

Shelley Markley, Google Review