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November 27 meeting | Hospice with Dr. Laurie Brush

  • 11/27/2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • John Ball Zoo Ballroom, 1300 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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*New Topic and meeting details!*

*Veterinarians and Technicians are now invited!*

Join us for this timely dinner meeting and receive an early Holiday Goodie from the Heaven at Home Staff

Topic from Dr. Laurie Brush:  "Who Knew??” The Clients Perspective on Euthanasia and How You Can Improve the In Hospital Euthanasia Experience

Bonus Topic from Ginny Mikita: "Pet Loss Support at this difficult time of year"

At the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care’s annual meeting in October Dr. Brush became one of the first 100 veterinarian’s in the world to receive her Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification.  She started Heaven at Home Pet Hospice almost 7 years ago.  Heaven at Home has grown into a team of 3 doctors and 3 Care Coordinators to better serve the West Michigan area and be available when your clients need them for end of life care services in the home.  Ginny Mikita, JD, Facilitator for the West Michigan Pet Loss Support Group will also speak about resources for Pet Loss and Grief Support for your clients, especially relevant at this difficult time of year.  


Ginny Mikita is a '91 graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Master of Divinity/Center for Loss, Death and Grief Studies Certification candidate. She and her husband, Bob Kruse, have their own compassion-social justice-based law practice, in which they represent the voiceless, neglected, abused and unaccompanied refugee children, animals and those who care for and provide them with medical and shelter services and incapacitated adults.  Ginny has also served in human hospital settings.

Finally, Ginny regularly officiates Blessings of the Animals in both religious and secular environments. For example, her most recent Blessing occurred October 6th (the 10th annual) in conjunction with ArtPrize at the Saint Francis Sculpture Garden & Path at the Dominican Center. Her next Blessing will occur at LaughFests People and Pets Event at Ford Field House in March 2019.

Dinner:  Provided and delicious

Where:  Zoo Ballroom at 1300 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  This building is located just South of the main entrance to the zoo.
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RSVP:  Please RSVP by registering via the website by Nov. 26, 2018.  If you have trouble registering please email

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