This week’s Isthmus had an article about my services. Read “A local vet specializes in grief companioning and in-home services”
A kind letter-to-editor in response:
Some details clarify:
- From Katie Hilst on 09/12/14 at 11:47 amJay- Thank you so much for the wonderful article! I wanted to clarify- I am certified in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning, not counseling. Grief counselors are wonderful professionals who have years of education and help folks through issues surrounding loss and grief. My certification in Grief Companioning is about walking with the person during their loss journey, listening and supporting them in a non- judgemental way that hopefully allows them to move forward in their healing process. My home business started in 2007 (not 2001), and I invite everyone to Dane County Humane Society’s Remembering Our Pets event being held this Sunday, September 14th from 1-2:30 pm.Take good care! Katie Hilst, DVM
Oh and … Remembering Our Pets at DCHS was not mention but please do join me this weekend. Read more!
Dr. Katie Hilst founded Journeys Home Pet Euthanasia, a mobile veterinary service for Madison and surrounding communities. She offers compassionate, gentle in home euthanasia for families that prefer to be in the privacy of their home for their last goodbye. She also specializes in consulting with pet parents about Quality of Life, and has authored JOURNEYS a Quality of Life Scale for pets. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UW-Madison in 2002, is certified in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning, and is a member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. She may be reached by voice at 608-347-1897.