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Hospice Care

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Does your companion suffer from a chronic illness that’s diminishing his or her quality of life? Are you concerned that your elderly pet is in too much pain? Are you struggling to care for a terminally ill animal?



As loving pet parents, we’d all love to see our animal companions live as long as we do. Unfortunately, these precious babies are only with us for a finite amount of time. As such, it’s important that we take the appropriate measures to make sure that the end of that time is spent as happily and painlessly as possible.

The hospice care services at Live Oak Veterinary Hospital are designed to help extend those final days while also relieving pain and reducing suffering. We understand that, as difficult as it is to say goodbye to a loved one, deciding when to do so can be even harder. Our compassionate staff members will be there to explain your options and help you make those tough decisions.

We also want you to know that, when that time comes, we will be right there by your side. We know exactly what you’re going through, because each one of us has been in your shoes. Rest assured that your pet will be treated with the utmost compassion and given the opportunity to cross the Rainbow Bridge with dignity and peace.

Are you struggling with end of life decisions for your elderly or terminally ill pet? Perhaps you just have questions about how hospice care works or whether it would be a good fit for your situation. In either case, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re here to help make this difficult time a little bit easier.

Live Oak Veterinary Hospital

210 Campen Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516
t: 252-504-2097

Business Hours

Monday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Friday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Later hours available by appointment

If you have an emergency after hours or during the holidays please contact:
Emergency Pet Service of Carteret/Craven County
118 E Main St, Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-1399

Sasha E.

Dr. Lloyd and the entire staff at Live Oak are absolutely wonderful. Our beloved cat was very sick with cancer and they were all so kind and helpful during... Read More

Chuck C.

Always the best care for our little girl Rusti - have used Dr. Llyod and her team for years and are very happy to have her keeping our baby healthy! Read More