Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice & Integrative Medicine debuts telehealth services

Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice & Integrative Medicine introduces virtual care options for pet families around the region.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - April 5, 2019 - PRLog -- Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice and Integrative Medicine is now offering virtual consultations with their veterinarians. Telehealth consultations provide powerful resources for families struggling with questions about their pets' end of life care plan and quality of life. This technology is especially useful for military families, families with children in college, and those family members separated a distance from their pet. Being able to include these family members in conversations about their pet's care and the decision making process can be extremely helpful for all involved. Being able to speak directly with hospice and palliative care veterinarians when confronted with the difficult decisions that surround their pet's end-of-life care allows families to explore all of their options in more affordable and convenient ways.

For new patients and families, our doctors can provide a wealth of information about diagnostic and treatment options, disease trajectories, and routes of care. For existing patients of the practice, virtual services can be used to follow up with families, adjust medications or treatment plans, and work through new symptoms as they arise. The veterinarians at Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice and Integrative Medicine focus on a holistic approach to comfort care and can discuss a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, physiotherapy, and herbal and nutraceutical options in addition to traditional medications. Appointments can be requested online by visiting http://hrvethospice.com or by calling 757-474-5968.

With this launch, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice and Integrative Medicine will also add monthly free pet loss support group meetings in the virtual space. These meetings, led by a grief counselor, will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm. These virtual meetings are in addition to the group's in-person meetings, which are held the first Tuesday of the month. The support group has been meeting monthly in Virginia Beach and Hampton since 2012. Full meeting schedules are available online at http://HRvethospice.com.

About Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice & Integrative Medicine The specialized veterinary practice has been providing at-home veterinary hospice care, pet acupuncture, integrative medicine, in-home pet euthanasia, water-based cremation, and pet loss services in the Hampton Roads community since 2011. Dr. Tyler Carmack, CVA, CVFT, CHPV founded the practice and is one of the first veterinarians to be certified in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Jeanette Schacher, CVA and Dr. Theresa Economos are also integrative medicine and hospice veterinarians with the practice. Together they have helped thousands of families throughout Hampton Roads.

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