Are you interested in
a flexible, family-friendly and immensely rewarding job? Would you like to use
your love of animals and your compassion assisting pets and their owners at
home when they are most in need of your professional help?
'What makes my job
worthwhile is seeing the huge difference it makes to have enough time to help
pets and their families in their own home. As a hospice vet, I aim to help
the family come to terms with the loss of their beloved pet by giving them
the necessary attention, skills and healing tools to make their final goodbye
a pleasant and peaceful experience, far removed from the challenging,
unfulfilling "clinical" procedure it is in a busy practice. My experiences
have convinced me I will never return to normal practice.'
Gregersen, The Hospice Vet
It is our practice
aim to offer and grow our specialised palliative, end-of-life home vet services.
We want to help as many pet owners as possible when they face the loss of a
much-loved, four-legged family member. At busy times, we also want to assist
vet practices. We are already doing this but it is our dearest wish to take our
unique services further afield than just the Sussex and Surrey/Kent borders. We
would therefore like to hear from compassionate and forward-thinking vets and
vet nurses who would initially like to locum for us at peak times and cover our
main vet's occasional absence. All work is on-call only, with your own home
being your base. On-the-job training to comply with our protocols is provided
before sole charge is expected.
fundamental ethos is based on a deep respect for the human/animal bond and for
helping pets and owners - in every way possible - when faced with this most
difficult time of being a pet family. We aim to exceed our client's
expectations in all possible areas by looking after their special pet as if he
or she were our own, while taking empathetic care of their human families at
the same time.
We would love to hear from
you if you are interested in a totally different, satisfying, unhurried and
flexible way of delivering veterinary care to pets and their owners. In
return, you will be ready to fulfil a hugely rewarding role helping families
say goodbye to their pet, as his or her life ends peacefully at home.
Our paid, on-the-job training
will familiarise you with our tried and
tested peaceful euthanasia protocols and give the best, most consistent
client experience every time.
truly believe in the gift of in-home euthanasia. The way a life ends should
leave behind a peaceful, treasured
memory and not be remembered as a quick, clinical procedure.
drop Susan Gregersen, MRCVS, an email on email@example.com, attaching your CV and a
few words about your availability, location and interests. We will get back
in touch to discuss how you can become a valued member of our growing team.
We look forward to hearing
from you soon!
About Susan Gregersen, DVM, MBA, MRCVS, Hospice &
Emergency Vet and Managing Director of Vets2Home
Susan and her
practice partner, RVN Alex Gravett, spent seven years
running her general mobile vet service in Sussex, dealing with thousands of
delicate home euthanasias alongside prophylactic, diagnostic and curative
therapies. In 2012 Susan chose to devote her mobile practice to the hugely
rewarding specialism of at-home palliative medicine, end-of-life hospice care
and peaceful euthanasia. Early in 2013 she joined the IAAHPC (International
Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) to further her knowledge and
skills in this new field. Animal hospice care is still in its infancy here in
the UK and has very little representation and acknowledgement as an established
vet-specialty outside the United States. It is Susan's personal and professional
mission to help change this and make animal hospice and palliative medicine
widely available to pets and pet parents in and around Sussex, and then in the
rest of the UK.
Susan loves to talk
about her unique service and is pleased to share her expertise and protocols to
other vets wanting to help clients say goodbye in the comfort of their own home
or improve the end-of-life services at their practice.
Based on the hugely
popular new service she offers, and having recently completed her MBA in
business management, Susan aspires to grow and expand her home hospice and
palliative end-of-life and euthanasia services so they are accessible to a
wider geographic area.
Over time, she intends
to make this unique service available to as many pets and their owners as
possible, at all hours, whenever they are in need. This is meant as a
compassionate supplement to ordinary, wellness-based pet health services
offered by normal vet practices. The proven healing effects of a personal
in-home hospice care support team help bridge the gap between a terminal
diagnosis or the ailments of old age and the right time for peaceful euthanasia.