Karen Eggleton-Veterinary Surgeon
I have been qualified now as a veterinary surgeon for 25 years. I am a Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy graduate https://caetainternational.com/ and have been a member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care for several years https://iaahpc.org/
CAETA provides education in companion animal euthanasia to veterinary professionals seeking to provide a better euthanasia experience for the pet, caregiver and veterinary team.
The IAAHPC seeks to promote the comfort care of pets that addresses the physical, psychological and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life-limiting diseases and the physical, emotional and spiritual support of their caregivers.
The IAAHPC also educates professionals and advances research in the field of animal hospice and palliative care. I am currently studying for 2021 Certification in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care through their programme. To date there are only 215 Certified Hospice and Palliative Care vets trained world-wide.
Sian has worked as a Registered Veterinary Nurse for 30 years.
We have worked closely together over the last decade providing a local housecall veterinary service for both cats and dogs.
One of the most rewarding parts of our practice has always been the at-home euthanasia consult. We have become passionate in making this difficult time as calm and comfortable and loving as we can for both pet and caregiver, both in technique and understanding, working together towards allowing a gentle transition for your companion.
We have undertaken further training through and are an accredited practice with Compassion Understood https://www.compassionunderstood.com/