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North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Releases Podcast on Pet Euthanasia

Dr. Brenda Stevens Discusses the Process and Options for the End of a Pet’s Life

Raleigh, NC, October 28, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced the release of a podcast discussing pet euthanasia, and the procedures and options for the end of a pet’s life. Dr. Brenda Stevens, clinical assistant professor at the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine, explains that euthanasia is sometimes a necessary decision for pet owners. She discusses when euthanasia is the appropriate choice, and the decision-making processes that veterinarians and pet owners use, along with options for pet owners dealing with grief and pet owners who may need to explain the loss of a pet to a child. The podcast is available for download at:

“Euthanasia is a very difficult question and should be taken seriously by pet owners and their families,” said Dr. Stevens. “If a pet’s quality of life is suffering, then these are the types of decisions and realities that pet owners must face. Veterinarians are there to assist with making the right choice for owners as well as for the pet.”

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About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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