Providing care for a chronic or terminally ill pet is not something we have to go through alone as pet owners.  Having someone by your side for communication guidance and support can make a big difference.

Veterinary nurses can be very helpful with this.

Our Dignipets veterinary nurse, Sam Flavell, has recently been featured in a couple of veterinary articles.

An article in October’s VN Times article was talking about the role of the hospice veterinary nurse, which is a new and emerging field in veterinary medicine.

The October edition of VN Times

The VN Times is a respected monthly publication for veterinary nurses throughout the UK.

Sam has also featured in an article in November’s Feline Focus magazine as an example of providing veterinary support in people’s homes.

The November edition of Feline Focus

By talking to the veterinary press Dignipets is hoping to create more awareness of veterinary hospice, and how we can help families and their pets during a difficult time.

We understand that having a pet with a chronic or life limiting illness is a very complex and emotional time. The hospice veterinary nurse role is there to help support you in continuing to care for your pet, and to help with any questions, support you through any set backs or provide any guidance that you may need at this time. Our nurse can come to your home and provide online support.

If you feel that you and your pet would benefit from at home veterinary nursing support then please contact out team on 0333 3208731.


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.