|Pets and Hospice Care - OSU Alumna to Present "Pet Peace of Mind"|
(December 1, 2011 Stillwater, OK) – Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomes home 1985 DVM graduate Delana Taylor McNac, DVM, LPC. Dr. McNac is the Pet Peace of Mind Program Manager for Banfield Charitable Trust. She will present two seminars on Wednesday, Dec. 7—one to first year students in the morning and one open to the public at 3 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium.
The brainchild of McNac, Pet Peace of Mind provides trained hospice volunteers who can provide in-home pet care and foster homes for hospice patients’ pets.
“We’re trying to change the face of hospice care,” says McNac. “We know that the culture has changed and that pets are like family members. Terminally ill patients need the love and companionship of their family members, including their pets.”
McNac will present information on Pet Peace of Mind and how her veterinary degree led her to her current position. McNac is the national program manager for Pet Peace of Mind and travels across the country to train hospice staff. The Judith Karman Hospice and OSU’s veterinary center have teamed up to start a program in Stillwater. OSU Regents Service Professor, Dr. Michael Lorenz, is serving as the veterinary consultant to the hospice program.
The seminar is open to the public at no charge. McElroy Hall is located on the west end of the OSU Stillwater campus at the corner of McFarland and Farm Road. For more information, call (405) 744-6595.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma and one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.