When a pet is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the diagnosing veterinarian will refer the family to our Pet Hospice Service. Veterinary hospice is a medically supervised service dedicated to providing comfort and an improved quality of life for your pet and support for you until euthanasia is elected.

We are able and willing to help extend life as long as pain and anxiety are controlled.

Our hospice service includes:

  • Consultation- A Veterinary Technician will contact you and:
  • Discuss the progression of your pet’s condition
  • Tailor a comprehensive plan for you and your pet
  • Palliative care (cost of medication not included)
  • Communication with your hospice technician
  • This technician is familiar with your pet’s specific case, and when you call, will  provide advice and communicate with the Doctor about your pet and any concerns.
  • Emotional support
  • In-home technician visits (for an additional fee*)

About Us

Dr. Linda Leuthold Donerkiel established The Pet Doctor in November of 2003. She moved to Idaho after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995