Services

Hospice Care

Pet hospice care focuses on the pet’s and family’s needs; on living life as fully and with as much dignity as possible until the time of death [with or without intervention]; and on attaining a degree of preparation for death. We offer relief for cats with life-limiting illness to control any pain or discomfort for the best possible quality of life. We guide families through this challenging time and help them prepare to say goodbye to their beloved cat. The home hospice visit will last approximately 60 minutes and include a physical examination, discussion of your cat’s diagnosis and demonstration of treatment strategies, and a detailed treatment plan will be e-mailed to you and your primary care veterinarian. Six months of phone and/or e-mail follow-up is included with your consultation.

Home Euthanasia

We offer in-home euthanasia for cats with terminal illnesses so they may pass in comfort and dignity, surrounded by loved ones, in a familiar setting.  We offer complimentary keepsake clay paw prints and can arrange for cremation services if desired.

Behavioral Consultations

Dr. Hicks is committed to your ensuring the bond between your family and your cat remains strong. After assessing your cat’s behavior and environment, she will provide a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan for your cat. She creates compassionate, innovative, and achievable solutions to your cat’s unique needs, and offers regular follow up to track your cat’s progress.

Dr. Hicks will collaborate with you and your primary care veterinarian throughout the treatment process. The first step is to e-mail us at fidalgofeline@gmail.com and complete the behavior history form we send. We also require the last year of medical history for your cat. You may contact your primary care veterinarian to e-mail the records directly to Dr. Hicks. As medical problems may contribute to behavioral challenges, Dr. Hicks may request laboratory tests prior to a behavioral consultation. These tests would need to be performed by your primary care veterinarian.

After reviewing your cat’s behavior and medical history, Dr. Hicks will schedule a house call. The consultation will last approximately 60-90 minutes and include a physical examination, discussion and demonstration of your cat’s diagnosis and treatment strategies, and a detailed treatment plan will be e-mailed to you and your primary care veterinarian. Medication may be prescribed if indicated. One year of phone and/or e-mail follow-up is included with your consultation.

Service Area:

Dr. Hicks primarily serves the Skagit Valley and nearby regions, including:

  • Burlington
  • Guemes Island
  • La Conner
  • Mount Vernon
  • San Juan Islands
  • Sedro-Woolley

We are happy to provide services for clients outside this basic service area and will travel throughout western Washington.

Service Fees: the listed fees below are for the basic service area within 15 miles of Burlington. For services outside this area, please inquire for pricing.

Home Hospice: $150

Home Euthanasia: $150 +/- cremation fee (if desired)

Behavioral consultations within a 15 mile radius of Burlington are $250. Consultations between 15 to 25 miles from Burlington are $350. For consultations that require travel outside a 25 mile radius or involve multiple cats with different behavior problems, please inquire for pricing.

Payment is due in full at the time of service. We accept all major credit/debit cards.

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Peeta, a former foster and graduate of Dr. Hicks’ “Feral Finishing School”. He now reserves his play for proper toys instead of toilet paper rolls.