"When our animals near the end, we need a relationship with someone who can help us through the tough emotions of grief, guide us with care for our beloved and help you both live life with quality and dignity and approach death with care and kindness."
Let Beloved Pet Mobile Vet help you and your beloved through this difficult time.
NEWS AND EVENTS
How we can help you
and your beloved pet.
Covid 19 changes- Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following the guidelines set by the AVMA, we are back on schedule for euthanasia-only and palliative appointments. Please call for an appointment and leave a message if we don't pick up because we are supporting another client or it is out of office hours, the online scheduler is currently offline.
To provide a safe work environment and to keep you and your family safe, we are not coming into your home, currently only seeing your beloved pet in a private outdoor space (at your home). We try to make accommodations for certain situations, please discuss with our team when you talk with them.
We also require a face-fitting mask that needs to remain on and cover both mouth and nose for the entire appointment for anyone who is going to be present at the appointment and we require a maintained distance of 6 feet between BPMV staff and you (our beloved clients). (both to comply with current state regulations and based on current science). We want you to stay with your beloved pet and we maintain the distance as much as we can. We recognize this is not optimal, we are all living through this pandemic together and want to continue to provide this compassionate service.
Thank you for giving your beloved pets a loving home and stay safe during this difficult time.
At-Home Euthanasia Services
When you are ready, providing a gentle passing for our beloved pet is of the utmost importance to us. We take steps to make the passing as gentle and stress-free for all involved as possible. We know how important this time is for you and your beloved pet.
Our Appointments are by appointment only.
If you have an emergency, please see the emergency list for your closest emergency clinic.
Beloved Pet Mobile Vet can provide transport to a crematorium and handle all of the paperwork and preparation for you. You may also opt to transport them directly to the crematorium yourself.
If we help you with cremation services our Single Private Cremation and Communal Cremation are both handled through www.caringpetcrematory.com
Senior Pet Planning
Does your pet just seem to be slowing down?. We can help guide you in making choices that can positively affect your beloved pet's quality of life. Let us help guide you in creating a personalized plan for this last stage of your beloved's life.
Veterinary Palliative Medicine
Beloved Pet Mobile Vet is now offering palliative medicine appointments. If you have a beloved pet who has been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, and you would like guidance and support for the next steps, even if you are continuing to see your regular veterinarian for continued curative treatment, a palliative medicine consult may be for you. We can help guide you in the next steps, support your beloved with pain and symptom management, and support giving them better days. We also support you as you support them, so your day and nights are easier.
New Service-Tele-consultations for Veterinarians
Dr. Hendrix is now providing teleconsultations for veterinarians regarding palliative medicine. If you are working with a veterinarian and they would like to work with Dr. Hendrix to develop a palliative plan for you and your pet, get the latest thoughts on palliative care and develop a crisis kit for your beloved, give our office a call.
In-office services. -Not currently providing due to Covid.
We are now offering the same services in the office by appointment only. We do not provide emergency care nor do we see general practice issues, please see your regular veterinarian for those services. Please call the office for additional details.
Our Beloved Doctors
Dr. Lynn Hendrix is a passionate world leader in the field of Veterinary Palliative Medicine and the owner of Beloved Pet Mobile Vet. She is also the co-founder and 2019 President of the WVPMO (World Veterinary Palliative Medicine Organization). She previously sat on the board of directors for the IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) and was one of the authors and members of the IAAHPC guidelines task force, writing the first and most comprehensive guidelines on animal hospice in the country. She has presented multiple lectures at the Annual IAAHPC conference for the past 6 years and was at AVMA in 2018 presenting her first national lecture. A consultant on VIN (Veterinary Information Network), she discusses Hospice/Palliative Care/End of Life Issues with other veterinarians. She is currently writing a book titled Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House call Vet and is working on a chapter for a widely know veterinary book. She has joined the Fetch speaking facility for the 2021 season. She is the current Chairman of the organizing committee for Veterinary Palliative Medicine, to develop a specialty in veterinary medicine.
She opened Beloved Pet Mobile Vet in Davis, CA in 2011 as a house call end-of-life and animal hospice practice. Dr. Hendrix graduated from UC Davis in 2002 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her BA and AA are in psychology. She has 30 + 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 from lung cancer. She went to veterinary school, discussing hospice for animals at her interview 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 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.
Dr. Kirsten Bock joins Beloved Pet Mobile Vet to help serve the community with palliative medicine and end-of-life care. She currently also works in the Fairfield area and developed a special interest in diagnosing and treating both medical conditions and skin conditions. Dr. Bock also strives to provide a compassionate passing for our beloved companions. She spent time in vet school helping people with emergencies at the front desk and volunteered for the Pet Loss Support Hotline. She recognizes the value and importance of being able to share and process grief. She is also a published author of a study on horses.
She has lived in Davis since 1988 and is married with two children. Her companions include a miniature Schnauzer, a Chihuahua, two cats, and four chickens. She graduated from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Christine Miller is originally from Wisconsin and obtained her BA at the University of Minnesota in Public Relations in 2001. She's lived in California, mainly in San Diego, for almost 17 years and stayed in Sacramento after veterinary school at UC Davis. She also works at a clinic in Sacramento with dogs and cats. Veterinary medicine is a true calling and she will provide empathy and compassion during end of life care. She currently lives with her two cats, Ginger and Peanut Stray Kitty Pink Slippers, and her pitbull, Sadie. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, biking, crossword puzzles, and trying new restaurants.
Our Beloved Team
Dr. Derek Blahut grew up in southern California before attending UC Davis for both his undergraduate studies and for veterinary school. Through many personal losses of both human and animal loved ones, Dr. Derek has experienced first-hand the journey of disease diagnosis to end-of-life care decisions several times. He understands and values the patience needed for a family to process the journey and come to acceptance and healing. Dr. Derek grew up with dogs, fish, and snakes and now lives in Sacramento with his partner Alex, his freshwater fish aquarium, and his cat Luna. In his free time, you can find Dr. Derek baking, cooking, eating, or hula dancing. Dr. Derek values the uniqueness of your pet and your family, and he is honored to discuss your beloved pet, your family, and what end-of-life care may look like to you.
Mina is the Beloved Pet Mobile Vet Manager of Chaos and Office Manager and can help you and your beloved with your palliative needs. Mina received her bachelor's degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology and has an interest in veterinary medicine and hopes to become a veterinarian in the near future. She has a special interest in Veterinary Palliative Medicine and has helped Dr. Hendrix build the World Veterinary Palliative Medicine Organization and looks forward to helping clients and their beloved pets with their chronic and life-limiting illnesses. Mina can help you with many of the tasks of caring for your beloved. You can reach her at email@example.com with questions and concerns.
Anna is our Supreme Organizer and Assistant to the Doctors at Beloved Pet Mobile Vet. She has received two associate's degrees in Biology and Natural Science, as well as a certificate in Chemistry from Diablo Valley College. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis, working towards her Bachelors in Animal Biology. She plans to become a veterinarian in the future. In her spare time, she makes matching costumes for her and her dog, Todd, and takes him on walks around her neighborhood, here in Davis. She values the importance of roots in a strong community and is happy to make her home in Davis. She is excited to be involved in the constantly evolving field of Veterinary Palliative Medicine, and will always do her best to help take care of you and your beloved. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Sam is our compassionate client caregiver at Beloved Pet Mobile Vet. She has an associate's degree in Political Science and is currently in undergraduate studies at UC Davis. She plans to get her bachelor's in American Studies and go to law school. In her spare time, she is walking her cats or spending time with her beloved family. She loves her community and wants to make herself at home in Davis. She is ecstatic to be apart of the ever changing world of Veterinary Palliative Medicine. She strives to do her very best to take care of you and your beloved pet. You can reach her at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Snail mail: PO Box 4386, Davis, CA 95617-4386
(Emails and phone calls after 3 pm on the weekdays will be answered the following day. If this is an emergency, please call your local emergency clinic or try the office number)
Tel: 844-383-BPMV or 844-383-2768 (This is the same toll-free number) This is a textable number, we try to respond during working business hours. Texts left outside of business hours will be returned the following day.
In the Sacramento region (916) 348-8397
In the Davis/Woodland area (530) 341-8796
When returning phone calls, watch for the 844-383-2768, or 530-341-8796, 916-348-8397.
Current phone hours (subject to change) 10 am- 6 pm M-F, SS closed currently.
If we are out of the office or helping another client, please leave us a message to have a phone call returned. We appreciate this difficult time.