Last Wishes


Last Wishes was founded in 2012 by Dr. Christie Cornelius, a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Last Wishes is the first veterinary hospice and euthanasia service to be established in this region, and remains the only service engaging the best aftercare specialists, pet loss experts, and a team of skilled veterinarians, nurses, and office staff who share in our mission to provide the best possible end-of-life care for our patients in the Greater Houston area. Last Wishes provides our patients with a safe, caring, intimate end-of-life experience in a familiar environment, surrounded by loved ones. We focus on providing pain control and physical comfort to the pet, as well as educational and emotional support for the family until a natural death occurs or euthanasia is chosen. We give families time to adjust to their pet's progressive disease and help prepare them to say goodbye in the comfort of their own home. Hospice care aims to meet the physical and mental needs of a pet faced with a life-limiting illness. It begins the moment a pet has been diagnosed with a terminal condition and the family has decided to not pursue aggressive, curative therapies. Hospice exists to provide support and care for patients in the last phases of an incurable disease, or at the natural end of life. Pet hospice focuses on caring, not curing. Hospice care begins with formulating an individualized plan, based on a comprehensive assessment of the patient's and family's needs while taking into consideration the patient's diagnosis, prognosis and available treatment options; the family's values, beliefs and resources; and our hospice team's philosophy and capabilities. Last Wishes understands that serious illness profoundly impacts not only the patient, but family and loves ones as well. Patients in the last phases of life deserve such care so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible, and that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them.


3036 Antoine Drive
Houston, Texas 77092

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  • Pain Management
  • Therapeutic Laser
  • Acupuncture
  • Oral and Injectable Medications
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Massage and Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Stress Reduction
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Household Modifications
  • Demonstration of Home Nursing Care
  • Comfort Care Kits
  • Emergency Planning
  • Quality of Life Assessment
  • Preparation for Pet Loss
  • Grief Support
  • Home Hospice Care
  • Home Euthanasia
  • Aquamation: Gentle Aftercare for Pets


Office hours: M – F 8am – 6pm Sat & Sun 8am – 4pm Phone availability: M – F 7am – 9pm Sat & Sun 8am – 6pm Appointment availability: M – F 8am – 5pm business hours & 5pm – 7pm after hours Sat & Sun 8am – 5pm & 5pm – 6pm after hours

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