Please note: We will be closed from Thursday, November 25th through Sunday, November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving!


Our doctors are vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear masks for every appointment. If you would prefer, we are happy to see your pet outdoors (in a shady, safe area), in an open garage, or on a well-ventilated screen porch – weather permitting. If you are hearing impaired, please let us know. We do have clear masks available with advance notice. We want you to feel safe and comfortable.

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Helping Hands Pet Hospice is a house call hospice and euthanasia service in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. Honoring your bond with your pet.


We provide in-home euthanasia and comfort when you need us most.

Our mission is simple, to treat you and your pets the way we would want to be treated – with compassion and respect. Whether you need veterinary hospice care at home, in-home euthanasia, or just some support by phone, we are here to help you through. Your pets mean the world to you. We want to help you keep them comfortable at home until it is time to say goodbye. Dr. Cherie Buisson is a licensed veterinarian and is certified in hospice and palliative care. She is specially trained to aid families and pets during this difficult time. 

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A message from Dr. Cherie Buisson:

“If you’re anything like me, you have an incredible connection with your pets. You watch them age with fondness and a little fear, and hearing the news that your pet has a serious illness is devastating. I’m here to help hold you up during the hardest part of being a pet parent. Together, we can make sure that your baby’s last days are comfortable for your entire family. I’ll guide and support you every step of the way.”

It’s a very sad day when we have to say goodbye to our fur babies. Today Dr. B helped our family say goodbye to our beautiful Italian Greyhound, Bandit. She was 16 years old and could no longer walk or see or hear. Her nickname was Snaggle-tooth because she only had 2 teeth left. But we loved her! Dr. B was amazing. She was gentle, compassionate and caring. She handled the situation with our boys (12 and 14) so wonderfully. Thank you for making such a difficult time a little easier and making it so beautiful.

Grace A.

I am so impressed by the compassion shown to my beloved pet and also the support i recieved as caregiver and best friend to Beauregard. I have been in the medical field over 40 yrs as an xray and ulrasound tech. I am so relieved to not be alone in the decision making process concerning the care and end of care of a beloved pet. I have felt guilt in the past having to make the decision on the end of life care of a pet. Did i do everything i could, did i have other options? Is he in pain? I can’t get him to the vet due to back and hip disabilities, did that play a role in the decision i made? I felt all my questions were addressed, i was not rushed. Dr B was very flexible with my work schedule and my Beau really felt comfortable with her. So far i am very happy with his care and highly recommend her for anyone in my situation and she probably is able to adapt to a multitude of situations because character, poise, confidence and expertise is always a winning combination. I highly recommend her. We have a long way to go but i feel less stressed overall.
Pat S.

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Helping Hands Pet Hospice is low-stress certified.

This means the professionals caring for your pet have learned scientifically-based techniques to reduce stress in animals.

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV
P.O. Box 3271
Seminole, FL

Phone: 727-210-5517

Email: [email protected]

Have a question?

We’re here to help. Please complete the form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. If you would like to schedule an appointment or consultation, please click here to fill out a registration form. If this is an emergency situation, please call us at 727-210-5517.

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Together we can do so many great things!

For over 50 years the AVMF has been developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians help animals. Helping Hands Pet Hospice has a fund through AVMF for clients who can’t afford to say goodbye at home. Please click below to donate.