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Specialty: Hospice/Palliative Med/End of Life Care

Becky Lundgren

Associate Editors:
Kris August
Kathleen Cooney
Shea Cox
Lynn Hendrix-Chupa

Shea Cox

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), 2015


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Michigan State University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Veterinary Science, 1998
  • Registered Nurse (RN), Pierce College, 1996

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, Bridge Veterinary Services (
  • Contributing author, Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice (Wiley Publishing, release date 2016)
  • Contributing author, Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient (Wiley Publishing, release date 2016)
  • Co-chair, Task Force, International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program
  • Task Force, AAHA/IAAHPC End of Life Guidelines
  • Educator, The Healer's Art course, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Speaker/Presenter, IAAHPC Conference, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Board of Directors, IAAHPC
  • Executive Committee, American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians
  • Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner
  • Certified Pet Loss Provider
Past Professional Activities
  • Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian, 2001-2013
Marital Status
  • Married to the most supportive partner imaginable, Scott Cox, DVM
Surrogate Children
  • Doberman boy named Paluu, Saluki/Greyhound girl named Lollie Noodle, and a cat named Edward
  • Painting, pottery, sailing, cooking, gardening, collecting shiny rocks, and drinking wine (not necessarily in that order)
Favorite Quote
  • Leap and the net will appear
What I like Most About VIN
  • Being part of a responsive, supportive, and collaborative group of people who work together to improve the life of pets and their families.
Shea Cox

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