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The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care is a non-profit organization that promotes comfort care for animals with chronic diseases as they approach end-of-life.

Our Connection with IAAHPC

The IAAHPC has been a pioneer in the end-of-life animal care movement. DVMcenter works closely with the IAAHPC because we are deeply committed to this mission.

Our alignment with this leading-edge organization means we have a direct line to the latest developments in animal hospice and palliative care. Our consistent IAAHPC involvement enriches our practice and our client's practices.

Connecting with other professionals in our industry is a valuable way to advance our own expertise and techniques for end-of-life care.


Our Involvement

DVMcenter has worked closely with the IAAHPC over the years as we believe in their mission and values. Connecting with other professionals in our industry is a valuable way to advance our own expertise and techniques for end-of-life care. Lecture topics have included:

Business Circles

Dr. Rebecca McComas is the founder of the groundbreaking IAAHPC Business Circles.

She knew there was an opportunity for end-of-life veterinary practices to establish genuine industry connections, share business ideas, and form bonds that last beyond conference attendance.

Today, the Business Circles provide valuable support for practice owners across the world.

International Conference

Our founder Dr. Rebecca McComas is the chair of the International IAAHPC conference.

Additionally, every year DVMcenter contributes to the renowned IAAHPC conference through sponsoring, exhibits, leading, and speaking.

Thought Leadership & Speaking Engagements

Members of DVMcenter have been guest speakers and leaders at events nationally and internationally. We’re committed to both learning as well as leading in the industry of animal comfort care.


  • Effectively market and grow your end-of-life practice
  • Going from “just me” to “my team”
  • Break through the ceiling
  • Traction Revisited
  • Hiring Veterinary Paraprofessionals


  • Building a client-centered team
  • Maintaining a connection with clients after the visit
  • Radical Self-Care
  • Anatomy of a client phone call
  • Supporting families with children and teens
  • Gaining traction with your growing team

Jeff and Rebecca

  • Business benchmarks
  • Stay on top of your marketing

We’re Committed To Care

Our involvement with IAAHPC and other industry associations is based on our commitment to providing the best care for pets and pet-owners. We understand that animal hospice and palliative care best practices evolve. We choose to grow with the industry, to become the best, most compassionate providers possible.