As soon as my beloved Nicky, a 13 yr old Shih-Tzu, was diagnosed with cancer, I inquired about veterinarians who specialized in hospice care. Our vet and oncologist recommended Dr. Randall highly.
From our first email contact, her warm professionalism and offer of customized care put me at ease. Her advice for treating Nicky’s symptoms was welcome and wise. During the last week of Nicky’s life, her house calls meant that Nicky could be treated in comfort, at home, without stressful trips to the vet’s office. Jim and I appreciated her attentive presence and information as we talked through the difficult questions and decisions.
At the end, we were able to offer Nicky the peaceful death I had hoped for. Her unhurried care gave us time to say our good-byes and hold Nicky without prolonging his suffering.
Dr. Karen has so much heart combined with so much knowledge and experience. Nicky’s death, after 13 years of mutual unconditional love, has been wrenching and left us bereft. However, I take consolation that, with Dr.Randall’s expertise, we gave Nicky the best care when his life was complete. I have become a huge advocate of veterinary hospice and will spread the word of our most meaningful experience.