Why Choose Us
The only certified hospice and palliative care veterinarian in the area!
At Love & Dignity, we are committed to a gentle and loving farewell for your pet, allowing them to live the remainder of their life in the greatest amount of comfort possible. When it’s time for them to cross the rainbow bridge, in-home euthanasia can offer closure and acceptance for the entire family, as well as a dignified, loving, and peaceful departure for your pet in the comfort and privacy of home.
You can expect a calm appointment. Dr. Heba is Low Stress Handling® Certified, which means that she has learned scientifically-based techniques to reduce stress in animals.
Dr. Heba Kashkosh
DVM, CHPV, and Founder
Dr. Heba Kashkosh graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine CU in 2006 and completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates with the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2015. She is one of the very few certified hospice and palliative care veterinarians in the state of Pennsylvania. She is also Low Stress Handling® Certified.
As a child, Dr. Heba was fortunate to have had an abundance of loving pets in her home. From her childhood cat, Tiffany, to Poppsi the dog, her family’s animals never failed to bring an extra measure of life, love, and fun to the home. Every pet had their own special affection and adorable quirks, leading to memorable experiences. But as she found out growing up, and as many pet owners know, having a beloved pet comes with the painful experience of one day having to say goodbye.
Love & Dignity
After studying veterinary medicine, Dr. Heba spent many years as a full-time veterinarian, during which her experience with animals gave her the opportunity to gain a firsthand understanding of the conditions animals face, particularly those related to incurable disease and natural end of life.
Today, Dr. Heba strongly believes that in many cases, pet hospice treatment and in-home euthanasia are the best options available for pets and their loving families. Such treatments offer an alternative to the potentially traumatizing experience of having to euthanize a pet at a busy veterinary clinic.