About Hospice and Palliative Care

It can be overwhelming to try and understand your pet’s end of life needs, and provide the appropriate care. We are here to take each step through your pet’s end of life journey with you. We all want to minimize our pets’ stress, which is why we provide most of our hospice and palliative care in your home, with the help of telemedicine between home visits. Our team will partner with you to ensure your pet’s comfort and quality of life remains the number one priority.

Hospice care is provided in the context of a life-limiting illness to ensure patient-centered and home-centered care, and takes into account the goals and needs of our patients’ caregivers – YOU! Palliative care is a cornerstone of hospice, but it simply means to provide comfort care. Palliative care can be provided without hospice, but hospice cannot exist without palliative care. Palliative care can be offered in situations of chronic illness and chronic pain, without a terminal diagnosis. The goal of hospice and palliative care is for our pets to live as full a life as possible, whatever their circumstances!

Dr. Alyssa Eslinger BSc, DVM is certified in animal hospice and palliative care by both the American Animal Hospital Association and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Alyssa has found her calling in helping pets and their caregivers live their best lives and find meaning through the end of life journey.

Last Updated: June 4, 2021


Southpointe Pet Hospital is committed to doing our part in protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19. To allow us to continue operating during the pandemic, we have implemented a CLOSED DOOR POLICY effective December 10, 2020.

The details of this policy are outlined below:

Services such as nail trims will be temporarily unavailable as we focus our efforts on urgent cases. If your appointment is not of an urgent matter and can be postponed, we ask that you please reschedule to free up space for patients that need immediate attention.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation together.


The Team at Southpointe Pet Hospital