By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — A small ad in the Yellow Pages nearly 20 years ago, changed they way Dr. Amir Shanan approached veterinary medicine.

DNA Info reports, that Shanan placed the ad, offering euthanasia for pets in the owner’s home.

That ad transformed Shanan’s traditional practice into one of a “hospice” vet.

Shanan’s work now covers more than ending a suffering animal’s life. His practice includes a staff that specializes in hospice care for pets in their final days or months.

“I’m thinking what can we do today, tomorrow and next week so that whenever it is that the dog has passed away, you are going to look back at the decisions you made and be at peace with yourself,” he told DNA Info reporter Paul Biasco. “I see that as a contribution to society.”

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