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Specialty: Hospice/Palliative Med/End of Life Care

Lynn Hendrix-Chupa

Associate Editors:
Kris August
Kathleen Cooney

Kris August


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Colorado State University, 1991
  • University of Arizona, 1987

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner and Veterinarian - Harmony Housecalls, Ames, Iowa - Integrative medicine, animal hospice and palliative care.
  • Guest lecturer Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine - topics of Animal Hospice, End-of-life and Palliative care as well as herbal medicine.
  • Graduate Diploma of Western Herbal Veterinary Medicine course - College of Integrative Therapies (CIVT)
  • - to be completed 2015
  • Board member - International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)
Past Professional Activities
  • Contributing Author: Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Guidelines 2013, IAAHPC
  • Private practice in AZ - small animal, some relief work, emergency, wildlife & exotic animal medicine
  • 2 years as the vet for the Dept of Ornithology and Mammalogy at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (best 1/2 day a week job I've ever had!)
Marital Status
  • Husband - Radford Davis, DVM (See the Zoonoses and Public Health folder...)
  • 2 daughters, Jordan and Kira
  • 2 cats - James and Sirius, chocolate lab - Phidippides (Phidy!)
  • Herbs and gardening, learning with my kids, tai chi, reading, being outdoors
Favorite Quote
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. - Albert Einstein
What I like Most About VIN
  • VIN gives me the "knowledge" (see above quote) to be able to put it all together. How did we ever practice medicine with just books?
Kris August

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