For Hospice, Palliative medicine and end of life care for your Beloved pet call us at: 530-383-2543
Dr. Lynn Hendrix is a leader in the field of Animal Hospice. She is now a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian, one of the first in the world.
She is currently a sitting member of the board of directors for the IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) and one of the authors and member of the IAAHPC task force, to write the most comprehensive guidelines on animal hospice in the country. She has co-presented at the 3rd Annual IAAHPC conference on Integrating Mental Health into Animal Hospice. She presented at the 4th Annual IAAHPC conference on "Changing the Paradigm" (the history of the medical profession cure or fail paradigm). She has given webinars "What is Suffering?" and "Chronic and Cancer pain" and written an article published in the Davis enterprise called, "The End of Life does not mean Life has to End." In 2015, she gave 4 lectures and an IGNITE talk at the 5th Annual IAAHPC conference in San Diego CA. In addition, she is on the education committee and is the Co-Chair of Speaker support for 2015. In 2016, she is the Speaker coordinator for the IAAHPC conference in Tysons Corner, VA and will be giving one talk on "Riding the Rollercoaster- Tracking Disease Progression." She is the 2017 Speaker coordinator for the IAAHPC 2017 Conference in Seattle Washington. She also does consultation on VIN (Veterinary Information Network) on Hospice/Palliative Care/End of Life issues for other veterinarians.
She opened Beloved Pet Mobile Vet in Davis, CA in 2011 as a house call end of life and animal hospice practice.
Dr. Lynn Hendrix graduated from UC Davis in 2002 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her BA and AA is in psychology. She has 25 years of experience in the veterinary field, starting as a receptionist and working her way up. She started studying human hospice practices in 1993 when her mother passed away of lung cancer. She went to veterinary school, talking about hospice for animals and while in vet school, worked on the Pet Loss Support Hotline, was the first student board member of the Nikki Hospice foundation and was trained at the Heart of the Hospital training on Grief Support techniques. She also has a bachelor degree in psychology and has previous training in crisis management. She presented her experience in her student training and emergency medicine at the First Annual Nikki Hospice symposium. Prior to opening Beloved Pet Mobile Vet, she worked as an emergency veterinarian for 10 years.