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Quality of Life at the End of Life - Quality of Life Scale

Quality of Life at the End of Life - Quality of Life Scale

Quality of Life at the End of Life - Quality of Life Scale

Dr Alice Villalobos DVM, FNAP
Dr Alice Villalobos DVM, FNAP

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Launch date: 21 Mar 2016
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Viewers will be introduced to the “HHHHHMM” Quality of Life Scale. The acronym stands for: Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Hygiene, Happiness, Mobility and More good days than bad days. The scale is very user friendly for staff and pet owners to evaluate seven important criterion that need careful attention for end of life pets so that life remains worth living for the pet in Pawspice/hospice.


Learning Objectives for the course:
To familiarize viewers with the “HHHHHMM” Quality of Life Scale and its importance as a tool.
To help staff approach pet owners to face their responsibilities in helping their end of life pets.
To strive to maintain a reasonable quality of life for companion animals at the end of life.
To provide veterinary staff and pet owners with a tool that helps them face the difficult and unpleasant reality of evaluating a pet at the end of life.
To provide guidelines to improve a certain problem cri
Dr Alice Villalobos DVM, FNAP

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Dr Alice Villalobos DVM, FNAP

Dr. Alice Villalobos was elected 2016 Hermosa Beach Woman of the Year. She is President Emeritus of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, Past President of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians and Chair of the Veterinary Academy for the National Academies of Practice. She operated Coast Pet Clinic/Animal Cancer Center for 25 years, which is now VCA Coast Animal Hospital. Her textbook, Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, is out of print and offered for over $4,000 online! She has lectured worldwide on oncology, quality of life, the human-animal bond and end of life care and bioethics. She is author of numerous articles, papers and chapters. She founded Pawspice, an end of life care program that embraces kinder, gentler palliative cancer medicine and integrative care for pets with cancer and terminal illness. She is Director of Animal Oncology Consultation Service in Woodland Hills, CA, and Pawspice at VCA Coast Animal Hospital in Hermosa Bch., CA., [email protected]

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