Dr. Burnside is not currently taking on new clients/patients in Austin since she will be dividing her time between Salt Lake City, Utah, where her husband recently got a job, and Austin, TX. Starting in June 2017, she will be traveling to Austin one week a month to see her current clients and their kitties. Dr. B and her wonderful technician, Charla, will continue to consult on cases by phone/email and mail needed medications. Charla may be available for acute treatments if needed. Charla is also available for cat sitting and medication administration (oral, injections, subcutaneous fluids) in the 78704 and 78703 zip codes.
We provide end of life assistance in the comfort of your home for the terminally ill, ailing cat. We know how challenging and difficult the decision can be, but allowing a dear friend a dignified goodbye can truly be a generous act of caring. We usually consult over the phone about your cat's quality of life prior to making an appointment to make sure euthanasia is the kindest option. We strive to make the procedure as peaceful as possible and will explain all details prior and answer any questions you may have. We use and trust Paws In Heaven
for cremation and can provide further details about cremation options if needed. We see appointments Monday through Thursday and may provide after hours appointments if needed Friday through Sunday for an additional fee. We can also provide pet parents with additional information, handouts, and websites on quality of life to aid in the process. Again, we understand this decision is made with a heavy heart, but ending or preventing a best friend's suffering can be a gift from a devoted caregiver to their dear kitty.
Dr. Burnside has been caring for our cats for many years, and is like an extended family member - watching our kids grow up, sharing tips about vacations and restaurants, and swapping crazy cat stories. From first check-ups for feisty kittens, to the peaceful passing of a beloved elder cat, Dr. B has always delivered outstanding service with integrity and compassion. She is inquisitive about everything, from the cats' eating habits to how they play, in order to provide holistic care that addresses all aspects of our cats' health and happiness. She is patient, gentle, explains everything in relatable terms, keeps detailed records, provides great referrals, and remembers all the cats' quirks - how else would she have our cat growling and purring simultaneously, at every checkup! Charla is an outstanding technician, and she and Dr. B make a terrific team. Imagine if all doctors made house calls like Dr. B!
We're extremely fortunate to have found Cats Love Housecalls and value the relationship we have with them. We especially appreciate the attentive care Dr. B and Charla provide in addition to the convenience and reduced stress of in home visits. The peace of mind that accompanies this level of care is of tremendous value and has enhanced our lives and our cats' well-being beyond measure.
Ted and Mara,