Dignipets was founded in 2015 by Merel Taal DVM MRCVS who worked in small animal emergency medicine and identified a gap in service between diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness and the end of a pet’s life. She set out with a mission to fill this gap in the profession and provide a much-needed quality service for hospice and end of life care. Since 2015 Dignipets has grown substantially and has become established as a leading hospice and home euthanasia service in the Midlands. Our vets have helped thousands of families and their pets. Not only has Dignipets been able to provide this unique and compassionate service, they have also proven that with the business model it allows for a fulfilling and financially rewarding career.
More about the existing Dignipets team click here
Dignipets out of the boxOur partners enjoy the following services to allow them to focus on what they do best.
A name that people recognise..
Tailored IT systems
With 7 days a week IT support.
24/7 Reception team
We don't know when clients will call, but it is covered.
The Dignipets team are experts in our field.
Saving you time at the end of the day.
Experienced marketing team
Helping you get known in your own area.
Once a vet always a vet
Perfect for re-entering into the profession and building your own business at your own pace.
Working from home
Mobile vet, working from your own home. VMD approved and Health & Safety training provided.
No surgical skills needed
Life experience, empathy and ambition are your toolbox. Full one-to-one training and support provided.
Today the vets at Dignipets offer a 24/7/365 service for gentle home euthanasia, as well as providing at home hospice consultations and telemedicine. Our team has an excellent reputation click here, both with the public and with bricks and mortar practices and strives to always be at the forefront of the area of hospice medicine.
We see euthanasia at home as a “gold standard”. Our aim is for every pet and their families to have this as an option. And for every bricks and mortar practice to be able to refer their clients to us 24/7. We see hospice veterinary care as a necessity to support and guide owners towards the best outcomes for the last phase of their pets’ lives.
Our core team has a wealth of experience in the field of pet hospice and home euthanasia, as well as being amongst the first in the world to hold a certificate in animal hospice and palliative care. In addition to this we have business experience and know how. This puts us in a position to be able to provide you with the best possible support and best chance of success. Our partners have access to a comprehensive array of resources to enable them to carry out their visits with confidence and professionalism. This includes but is not limited to our own IT system with 7 days a week support, a solid accountancy team, HR team, Marketing, central 24/7 Reception and Practice Management to name a few.
With Dignipets you can focus on being a vet, and at being amazing for your clients, as everything else will be fully taken care of for you.
Have you been out of the profession for a while to gain some much-needed life experience? Perhaps you would love to return and use that to help pet owners navigate through a difficult part of pet ownership? Why not consider joining our team of hospice vets?
- no surgical skills needed, end of life consultations only
- full training provided on all levels
- mobile vet
- flexible working times
- excellent rewards
The most important qualities you will need are ambition and empathy. Being able to help pets and their families at such a crucial time is incredibly rewarding, there is nothing that would feel more fulfilling than having made a difference in those last few months, weeks, days or moments. As you will be taking on terminally ill pets, 24hr cover is especially important for end-of-life care so there is nightwork involved. Being able to provide cover out of hours is also essential for your referring practices who rely on you to provide this service.
As a Dignipets Partner you will enjoy clinical freedom as well as flexibility in your schedule. You will have the opportunity to be your own boss and build up a practice and reputation, financially securing your future, as well as providing the highest standards of hospice support to families. You will be part of an inclusive community and you will have the chance to push hospice forward and making a difference to our profession.
You don’t need any previous experience or training in the field of hospice medicine or gentle home euthanasia, as you will receive full training and ongoing support by our team.
You do need to be an MRCVS and have a driver’s licence. You will be provided with website, phone number, intensive training, ongoing support, use of our central 24/7 reception, support from our central marketing team, support from our central admin team, full IT support as well as our custom software too.
To find out more please get in touch by email [email protected] and we can set up an informal meeting.