Why I Believe in Euthanasia at Home

Why I Believe in Euthanasia at Home

For the first few years after my graduation, my hands shook whenever I had to perform a euthanasia. I was overwhelmed by the weight of what I was doing and the grief of the owners in the room. I avoided the responsibility whenever possible. As I matured as a doctor, however, I began to realize that the emotion that makes performing euthanasias so difficult is also what makes it so important.

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Remembering Alice

Remembering Alice

But despite my preparedness and the peacefulness of her passing, I struggled after Alice’s death. I had owned her since veterinary school, so she was integral to my image of myself as an adult and a professional. And she was a great cat - friendly and funny, and always by my side.

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