Providing end-of-life care and bereavement care with distinction

Serving Middlesex, Monmouth and the surrounding counties in Central Jersey

Through Journeys to Peace, I can offer your family:​

  • Personalized, compassionate care delivered by one person from the initial contact through the end of the journey
  • Informative, helpful communication about your pet, structured to best anticipate and meet your needs
    • You’ll get all your medical questions answered directly by the licensed veterinarian
    • Every conversation you share during this difficult time, you share with a Counselor certified in Pet Loss and Bereavement
  • Quality of Life Assessment tools and discussion points to assist with decision-making
  • Customization with extraordinary attention to detail
    Anything you want for your pet during this precious time, we can accomplish together
    • Pick a location – anywhere in your home, your yard or even a remote site like a park or the beach
    • Control of the environment – you can offer your pet’s favorite foods or toys, you can adjust lighting or music to your preferences
    • Honor relationships – you can share your pet’s good-bye with other pets you are bonded with or gather with a large number of family and friends
  • Freedom from distractions and pressure
    Your pet and your family are the sole focus
    No interruptions, no delays, no rushing – your home visit proceeds on your terms and your timeline
  • Privacy 
    You can experience this meaningful moment and all the emotions that go along with it in the privacy of your own home, only leaving that secure place when you feel ready
  • Teamwork 
    I will notify your local veterinarian of the passing of your pet, facilitating their ability to provide support to you and offer their condolences

Contact Dr Smith

Through Journeys to Peace, I can offer your pet:​

  • The comfort of familiarity
    Being at home is the very best: the sights, sounds and smells that make your pet feel calm, content and cherished will surround them
  • The most sophisticated medical (drug) protocol for euthanasia
      Advocated by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
      and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)
      These methods result in the most peaceful, most stress-free experience for your pet
  • Expertise
    15+ years experience as a veterinarian with 5+ years serving families in their homes. Certified in the practices that matter most
    • AAHA – Hospice and Palliative Care; Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy
    • Fear Free – General Practice professional; Euthanasia certified
    • Human Animal Bond certification (pending as of February 2020)