Veterinary Hospice Care
Our doctors can work with your family to make personalized quality of life assessments and provide comfort care for senior, geriatric, and terminally ill pets.
My pet appears to be nearing their end soon and I need to request in-home euthanasia.
After Crossing Body Care
My pet crossed the rainbow bridge within the last 24 hours and I need assistance today with aftercare arrangements.
We are here to walk with you in this last chapter of an amazing story…
“I just need to talk with someone who can guide me regarding in-home options for my aging pet.”
We’ll give you all the help you need to make the best decision for your best friend.
Pathway to Care Assessment
A tool to help guide you on our recommended services based on your response to your pet’s condition.
Is My Pet In Pain
Pets are good at hiding their pain, but there are ways to spot discomfort in your pet.
Once the decision for pet euthanasia has been made, we can help you by offering our expertise and compassionate support throughout the entire process.
“We are so grateful for Dr. Eddie Desko and the entire Caring Pathways team. From my initial call and virtual appointment/health assessment with Dr. Emily to the final goodbye with Dr. Desko, we would have been lost without their guidance and compassion. We could not have asked for a more peaceful experience as our Charlie crossed the rainbow bridge, and I am so grateful to the doctors for the confidence they instilled in the decisions we had to make.“
“Caring Pathways scheduled Dr. Eddie Desko to help get me and my little angel through what was clearly the right thing to do, and it gave me comfort knowing that Dr. Eddie is a veterinarian who could confirm that decision. Even though I got one full last day with my kitty, a little more time with him was greatly appreciated. There was no rushing the process, and Dr. Eddie made sure that Lenny was completely comfortable through each stage of the process and that he didn’t experience any pain or anxiety. After Lenny was gone, Dr. Eddie offered as much time as needed to say my final goodbyes. I can’t imagine anyone else being able to out-shine Dr. Eddie in his understanding, kindness, professionalism, caring, and compassionate approach to this awful process, making it easier to accept and go through. He was awesome, as I am sure all of Caring Pathways’ vets are, but I felt so fortunate that it was Dr. Eddie who came to my home. The grief support with Mandi Browning was also awesome. She fully understands how the loss of a beloved pet affects us and she helped me feel better about such a devastating loss. The whole team is topnotch, and I was so lucky that my choice was to have Caring Pathways help my kitty and me through this end of life process.”
“Dr. Eddie felt like an angel walking through the door as we held our family pup of 18 years on his last day. Walking into such a fragile space, he made us all feel comforted in his presence, soft words and confidence in his ability to be the best angel to our dear Thor. Because of Dr. Eddie and his immense support and compassion, we felt so certain in our very difficult decision. His support and tender care was extended to our other dogs present, 8 family members and of course to Thor. An emotional time like this turned beautiful and sacred because of the facilitation and complete safety and trust Dr. Eddie provided. I have never in my life witnessed or thought possible that saying goodbye to a dear pet family member could be so touching as it was. My family and myself have utmost respect and gratitude to the team of Caring Pathways and Dr. Eddie for creating this end of life space the attention and love it deserves. We are so blessed for you all, and making the difficult so held in warmth and love.”
“Dr. Tillman – Thank you for your care and compassion in our time of need. We have been dog owners for our entire lives, so, unfortunately, losing family members is part of the journey. We have never helped our babies cross the rainbow bridge through in home euthanasia until we had to say goodbye to our sweet boy, Benny. We appreciated you coming to our home so quickly when you found out that Benny was not doing well. We loved how you took the time to get to know all our other dogs and to ensure they were comfortable with you before you helped their brother. Your compassion and care was second to none. We have such peace knowing how you helped Benny cross the rainbow bridge, in honor of the way he lived….with dignity. You were a true blessing to us when we needed it the most. Much love for all you’ve done for our family during one of the most difficult times.”
With love, Wendy, Darin, Sydney, Cassidy, Bruno, Dugan and Chief
“My husband and I want to tell you how much we appreciated your kindness and care helping us say goodbye to our beloved Dylan Dog. His passing was made so much easier by your kind and understanding help. I have had dogs put down at the veterinarian in the past and I know they try to make it easier for you. But having Dr. Tillman come to your home, we felt that our dog passed much more peacefully and with respect. Thank you Dr. Tillman.”
“Dr. Tillman, I wanted to thank you for your caring service in helping my son Jeromy’s old pal Sima pass to the other side of the rainbow. The fashion in which you handled this difficult task speaks volumes to your true concern for both pet and owner. Again a wonderful service you provided and we are forever grateful that you were available to visit us during our time of need. “