“We have only this one moment
sparkling like a star in our hand,
and melting like a snowflake.”
—Marie Beynon Ray


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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bryant and Chelsea. They have provided (and continue to provide) wonderful, cost effective care to my felines and myself.


It is so clear that Dr. Bryant and Chelsea’s love of animals runs deep and we felt so grateful that Frankie could be cared for and eventually, cross the rainbow bridge in his own bed at home, surrounded by his family. I know we did the right thing and know even more so that calling Dr. Bryant and ToYourDoorVet for our animal hospice needs was the best thing we could have done.

Maureen Mauk- Madison WI

Having Dr. Bryant as our primary veterinarian saved Clovis’s life and has given us seven fantastic years (and counting) with our precious little cat. When others looked at Clovis and saw her situation as “black and white,” Dr. Bryant was able to see the gray area. She could see that Clovis was very happy and, all things considered, was quite a healthy cat.


Most patients who are candidates for hospice or palliative care generally have at least one or a combination of the following conditions: a terminal diagnosis; a chronic progressive disease (e.g., end-stage renal disease, debilitating osteoarthritis, congestive heart failure); a progressive, undiagnosed disease; a chronic disability (e.g., neurologic or intervertebral disc disease); or terminal geriatric status, exemplified by wasting or failure to thrive. They exhibit a general decline in activities of daily living such as self-grooming, appetite, ability to control urine or stool, ability to ambulate, weight and muscle loss, difficulty breathing, and vocalizing.



Animal hospice care is home based, veterinarian-provided comfort care for your pets. You will receive an in-depth consultation to evaluate quality of life, establish caregiver goals, and information about the disease process.  Dr Bryant will establish a personalized care plan addressing your pet’s needs and support for you.  Each situation is a bit different, because each pet is unique. The care plan may involve medications to relieve pain and nausea, fluid therapy, and nutritional guidance. In-home visits allow us to offer suggestions to improve your pet’s immediate surroundings. It may also involve acupuncture or physical therapy, which is effective in reducing pain, stimulating appetite and immune function, and improving your pet’s overall sense of well-being. The length of time a pet spends in hospice care depends on the individual pet, and may last from days to months.

When to consider
hospice care
what to expect.