Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialised area of veterinary medicine and here at Sunset Vets, it’s the focus of what we do. We know that the end of life is a period where our pets’ sometimes need a little extra TLC and for families who are nearing the end with their pets, the support of a palliative care team can make all the difference.    

A palliative care appointment is similar to a regular doctors appointment but with a different focus. Our core priority is to ensure we are identifying and managing anything that may cause your pet pain and helping you to prepare well for the end stages of care. This involves helping to maintain good quality of life where a patient’s disease or illness allows and supporting you through the difficulties of end of life decision making where suffering is beginning to advance. 

 

“After a lifetime of love and loyalty… they deserve the best… “

Pricing Guide 

Please get in touch and chat to our patient care team for confirmation of service costs in your region. 

In Home Palliative Care Consultations

  • Extended in-home veterinary consultation (1 hour) 
  • Review of previous medical history and current medications
  • Detailed discussion about your concerns and goals of treatment
  • Full veterinary examination and physical health check
  • Review of the home environment and current care routines
  • Formulation of a management plan including instruction on diet, exercise, hygiene, mobility, etc
  • Referral to other health professionals we feel may further help you if required
  • Support and advice for what to do as your pet’s condition changes
  • Recognition of pain how best to respond
  • Discussion about quality of life concerns and preparation for end of life
  • Access to our counselling and support services as required 

Price $165 – $265

* Revisit appointments will be tailored to your individual pet’s needs and ongoing costs will be discussed during the formulation of your treatment plan. We promise to never over service and want you to be in complete control of your pet’s care.

Please Note: Palliative care is not designed to replace regular veterinary care. Our team aim to work in conjuntion with your GP veterinary team wherever possible.