Our Beloved Doctors

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Dr. Lynn Hendrix

  • A Passionate World Leader in the field of Veterinary Palliative Medicine and the owner/founder 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.

  • Speaker- She has presented multiple lectures for the Annual IAAHPC conference,  AVMA in 2018, FETCH, VIN rounds

  • ConsultingA consultant on VIN (Veterinary Information Network), she discusses Hospice/Palliative Care/End of Life Issues with other veterinarians.  She has started her own consulting practice, The Palliative Vet.

  • AuthorShe has written a book, Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House call Vet, and is finishing a chapter in a well-known veterinary book. She is the current Chairman of the organizing committee for Veterinary Palliative Medicine, to develop a specialty in veterinary medicine.

  • Owner/Entrepreneur- She opened Beloved Pet Mobile Vet in Davis, CA in 2011 as a house call end-of-life and animal hospice practice.

  • UC Davis Graduate- 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 then a veterinary technician. 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.

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Dr. Derek Blahut

  • Empathic and Patient-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.

  • Compassionate- 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. 

  • UC Davis Graduate- Dr. Derek grew up in southern California before attending UC Davis for both his undergraduate studies and for veterinary school.

  • Passionate about all animals- 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.

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Dr. Kirsten Bock 

  • UC Davis Graduate-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. 

  • Compassion and Passionate- Dr. Bock joined Beloved Pet Mobile Vet to help serve the community with her interest in palliative medicine and end-of-life care.  Dr. Bock also strives to provide a compassionate passing for our beloved companions. 

  • Author- She is also a published author of a study on horses. 

  • A Longtime Davis Local- 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.