Gore M, Lana SE, Bishop GA. Colorado State University, Pet Hospice Program. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2019 May;49(3):339-349

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Serving clients since 2004, Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the first and only program to offer a student-run pet hospice program. Under the supervision of faculty and staff advisors, student volunteers provide home hospice care to families who have a terminally ill pet. This article describes the history of the program, how it is organized, the roles and responsibilities of the students, the challenges of the program and future goals. This article seeks to serve as a follow up on the 2008 Journal of Veterinary Medical Education article on the Colorado State University pet hospice program.