About Us

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The IAAHPC promotes comfort care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life-limiting diseases. We promote physical, emotional, and spiritual support for caregivers. We also educate professionals and advance research in the field of animal hospice and palliative care.

Our New Logo- Explained:

The cupped hands symbolize delicacy, as well as the holding of fragile elements, to include those hearts we are entrusted to hold. The way the hands are positioned, they are also symbolic of giving, of which we do, and have a duplicative meaning for giving of ourselves as well as holding of our own selves sacred in the work we do. The cupped hands hold a heart, which is also a part of the paw, symbolic of the human-animal bond. The light purple of the heart is representative of grief, the emotion we are most entrusted with to hold. Also, this is the color that appeals to women most, who is our main target market.

The darker blue of the cupped hands represents knowledge, integrity, and seriousness.

For the rest of the paw, the colors of the pads are indicative of our pillars: The light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness, while the Green and Orange represent self-respect, and the Yellow is teamwork.

The pads of the paw are not perfect in shape, much like the humble nature of us and our membership. We are not perfect, but together it’s all beautiful.

The ample amount of white space around the acronym of our name is there for a reason too: it’s about our simplicity, purity, and transparency.

IAAHPC Transparency

The IAAHPC Board of Directors is committed to communicating with the full membership and with the public to maintain financial and organizational transparency. To do this, the Board publishes an Annual Report each year, which is made available to the membership. 2020 will also debut the first annual “State of the IAAHPC” presentation at our yearly conference. Financial and program data will also be kept updated each year at Guidestar.org.

Annual Reports

International Representatives

Dr. Lianna Titcombe – Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Suzen Gregersen – West Sussex

Dr. Jackie Campbell – Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Dr. Tiffany Ma – California, USA

Dr. Svenja Joswig – Hannover

Dr. Patricia Montechiari – Rio de Janeiro

Dr. Els Nys – Wien (Vienna)

Dr. Shannon Axiak Flammer

IAAHPC History

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Our Values

The IAAHPC is committed to:

  • Innovation
  • Respect 
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Inclusivity

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