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Compassionate Pet Care of the Upper Peninsula

Mobile Pet Hospice & Palliative Care
Opening at 8:00 AM
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Oscar Young would like to remind you of our Holiday closings. We will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 - Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Have a great Holiday Season!

Animal Hospice practices are based on practices of human hospice. This means that the whole family, home environment, medical needs & psychological needs of you & your pet are taken into consideration. In order to give your pet the best care, we start with an In-Home Consultation. This consultati...

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Did you know that cats can grieve after the loss of a person or another pet in the home? Call or email if you would like more info on how you can help yourself as well as your feline friend through a difficult time. You can also stay tuned to our Facebook for more information to be posted this ev...

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Silver Muzzle Plan (early hospice care)
Area of healthcare for pets with a terminal disease where death is imminent. This plan is for pets that have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, but is expected to continue in life for at least 2 or more months.Examples of healthcare needs suppor...

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a month ago
I had Jessi come into my home to do an initial consultation with me and my dog, Jacob Eddie (JE). She was patient, kind, and thorough. She brought a wealth of information with her, which has been helpful in caring for JE in the twilight of his life. He’s usually pretty nervous at the vet, but Jessi was able to do a blood draw in the comfort of home for him and drop it off at our regular vet office. She followed up after our initial visit to see how things were going, and I plan to call on her again as needed for JE. I highly recommend Jessi’s services – they are a great resource for pets (and their people) in the area!
- Christine L
9 months ago
Really cool service for persons who are in the process of loosing their pets; so they want to have someone come right to their home during a very challenging time. Jess has the credentials and more importantly the compassion to help pet owners during difficult times!
- Lance W

About us

Jessica Hurd (goes by Jessi) has been a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) for just over a decade. She has lived most of her life in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan and she wouldn't want to call any other place "Home". She has lived in many other places due to her husband's military career in the United States Coast Guard. Those moves gave her opportunities she wouldn't otherwise have had including getting involved with animal hospice and palliative care. She is incredibly happy to be back in the U.P. and living the “Yooper” way!

About 4 or 5 years into her career she found herself gravitating toward older pets. She wanted to know how she could help ease their discomfort and how she could make things easier for them and their human families. She did the best she could without knowing what she was interested in was animal hospice. 

In 2015, she discovered the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) certification program. In 2016 she entered the program. It was a long road of assignments, case studies, site visits and travel to conferences in Seattle, WA and Tempe, AZ on top of working part-time to full-time and intermittently being a single mom while her husband was deployed. She completed the program and "graduated" at the IAAHPC Conference in Tempe, AZ in October 2018 and became a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Technician (CHPT). She is the first veterinary professional to be certified in animal hospice and palliative care in the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She lives in Negaunee where she and her husband and daughter share their home with 3 cats, Charlie, Fiona, and Zoey, 1 dog, Molly and 1 bearded dragon, Phoebe. 

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Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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