Merel Taal has become our second vet to gain the veterinary certificate in palliative and hospice care.

This qualification consists of an intensive 16 month study period covering topics such as hospice care, pain management and the unique challenges seen in caring for patient with life limiting conditions.

Maja has already gained this certificate, and Donna is well on her way to graduating next year.

We believe that elderly and terminally ill pets are best cared for at home by you. Nobody can make a bigger difference in your pet’s life than you can.

We are simply here to help guide you through it.

By focusing our studies on hospice and palliative care we feel we can give you the best support possible for caring for your pets. Our vets work with you as a team to find the best ways to implement your pet’s care plan.

Merel’s graduation ceremony took place in Chicago at the annual veterinary hospice conference for the IAAHPC in October.

If you would like more information on our elderly pet support, chronic illness support or terminal illness support please call our team on 0333 3208731. We are here to help support you caring for your loved one.


Maja Redfern

Maja is clinical director at Dignipets. A mobile veterinary practice that offers palliative and end of life care for every pet in need in the West Midlands. Having completed a certification programme in hospice and palliative care in 2017 Maja advises colleagues and referring practices on pain management for their most difficult geriatric cases. She is a dedicated pet owner (two dogs and three cats) and has developed a reputation amongst wanderers and strays for being the go-to person when lost.