Kevin H. Kinyon


Petworks and IAAHPC seek to highlight the care of animals with chronic or life-limiting diseases while providing emotional support for caregivers.

[RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 8, 2021 (] – Petworks (, the pet care marketplace for a new generation of pet parents and pros, has partnered with the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC), in an effort to spread awareness about pet end of life care and the caregivers that provide this valuable service.
This initiative is designed to educate pet parents on animal hospice and palliative care and connect them with trained professionals. Through its Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification program, IAAHPC helps elevate the level of care as the pet end-of-life journey moves from “cure to care” while supporting families dealing with the inevitable death of their pet.

“Through this partnership, we look to increase pet parent awareness about pet hospice services,” said Michael Caldwell, CEO of Petworks. “We look forward to highlighting professionals who have earned the trusted IAAHPC certification and connect them with pet parents in need. Our pets bring us such joy throughout their lives, and as their guardians, we can provide them with comfort and care in their hour of need.”

“It’s the part of loving pets that’s the hardest: their end-of-life journey,” said Coleen Ellis, Executive Director of IAAHPC. “The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care is proud to have Petworks as a Sponsor Partner in educating pet lovers on this part of sharing a beautiful life together.”

About Petworks:

Petworks is the nationwide pet care platform changing the way pet parents connect with pet professionals across all aspects of their pets’ care. With over 5,000 registered professionals throughout the U.S., we guide pet parents through all stages of their pets’ life, enabling them to connect and transact with trained specialists in every conceivable category of pet wellness, specialty care, and time of need services.

About International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care:

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. The IAAHPC strives to create a world in which animal hospice and palliative care services are widely available to animals and their caregivers.

Why Join IAAHPC?

A membership organization, IAAHPC is open to any person who would like to contribute to a constructive discussion as we learn from each others experience.