Aging well – Senior vs Geriatric Pet

The geriatrics are the largest demographic of pets yet a shocking amount do not come into the clinic for over a year before they are euthanized. Learn about aging, fragility, geriatrics and how you can focus on the care of these very special pets. 

Course curriculum

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    Aging well – Senior vs Geriatric Pets

    • Aging well – Senior vs Geriatric Pets (CE Course)

    • Quiz: Aging well – Senior vs Geriatric Pets (Required for RACE Credit)


Veterinarian, Co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lover of Fusilli

Mary Gardner, DVM

Old wobbly dogs and skinny cats are my JAM! I adore geriatric pets and the families that care for them. I'm a tech nerd and spent 10 years developing software before becoming a veterinarian in my 30's. I co-founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice which provides in-home end of life care services around the country - we currently employ over 140 vets in 30 states. I led the development of our proprietary practice management software as well as an app to assess quality of life, an online hospice journaling software, a crematory management software as well as a platform for teleconsutling between GP vets and Specialists. And when I didn't have anymore space in my life, I opened a pet crematory with my brother. Developing tech solutions for the veterinary industry is a passion of mine but at the same time, I love geriatric medicine, hospice and all aspects of end of life care. Hobbies? If I have time, I love playing golf. Otherwise, I look forward to eating pasta as often as possible.