Dr. Kristin attended the University of MN College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004. In 2005, Dr. Kristin completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at a large referral hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Kristin then decided to move back to Minnesota where her family resides. Since being back in Minnesota, she has worked in private practice for several years. In 2011, she started Private Pet Passing to give pet owners the option of euthanasia in the privacy and comfort of their home.
The decision of pet euthanasia should be discussed with your regular veterinarian. There are treatable medical problems that geriatric pets can have that could be mistaken for “slowing down” or “being tired all of the time” such as infections or thyroid problems. You should be as well informed as you choose to be before making the decision to euthanize and this is best done through a consultation with your regular veterinarian.