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Specialty: Hospice/Palliative Med/End of Life Care

Lynn Hendrix-Chupa

Associate Editors:
Kris August
Kathleen Cooney

Kathleen Cooney

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, 2017


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Colorado State University, 2004
  • Master of Science (MS), Colorado State University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Colorado State University, 1999

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner and Veterinarian — Home to Heaven, PC. Loveland, Colorado - Home pet hospice, euthanasia services, and water-based cremation service.
  • Guest lecturer Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine — topics of Animal Hospice, End-of-life and Palliative care as well as herbal medicine.
  • Author of two books on euthanasia and co-author of animal hospice book
  • Panel member for 2013 AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines and contributor to 2016 AAHA Animal Hospice Guidelines
  • Co-author of the 2013 IAAHPC Animal Hospice Guidelines
  • Task Force member of the IAAHPC Animal Hospice Certification Program
  • 2015 President and Board member — International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)
  • Owner and operator of a water-based cremation unit
Marital Status
  • Husband - John Cooney
  • 3, Michael, Shannon, Jenna
  • 3 dogs, Eleanor (lab), Daisy (terrier), Cricket (Chihuahua)
  • Horseback riding, travel, sewing, club activities with the kids
Favorite Quote
  • "Bloom Where You Are Planted" -Saint Francis de Sales
What I like Most About VIN
  • The ability to share practical ideas with other practitioners in a collaborative environment.
Kathleen Cooney

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