Dr. Jim Humphries is a professional with genuine compassion that comes from a lifetime of experience
The greatest benefit to this service is having a quiet and peaceful experience, in the comfort of your home. It should be affordable, un-hurried, private and compassionate. With in-home pet euthanasia, your pet does not have to make a stressful or hurried car ride and you don’t have to worry about your display of emotion in a crowded veterinary office. Pets are also much calmer at home and the entire process is one of compassion and dignity. That is exactly what I offer you and your family. I am very proud that many of our areas top veterinary hospitals refer their treasured clients to me for this very special service.
Nationwide the popularity of in-home pet euthanasia is growing rapidly, here is why:
- It is a private, quiet and peaceful environment
- The comfort and convenience of being at home
- An emotionally safe environment
- Family and friends can be present
- Pets are much more calm
- Pet friends and buddies can be present
- No pressure to rush the process
Choosing a respectful end to your wonderful pet’s life is hard, but when you know it’s time – and the bad days are outnumbering the good ones – then they deserve all the respect and dignity we can give them.
I strive to make this a private and sweet moment for your family. This is never rushed and always peaceful. Not only are pets much more relaxed at home, but let’s not forget your own emotions. This difficult emotional process is made much easier when you are in the comfort of your own home, when you can include your family and friends, and all of you are free to show any emotions you wish.
I am willing to take time with you, both when you call and in your home. In fact, if you get my voice mail, it may be that I am counseling someone at that time. I offer a medical assessment that only an experienced doctor can. I do this in order to reassure you that the time is right. Of course, it is often very clear that euthanasia is needed, but it is also very reassuring to know that you can consult with an experienced doctor, ask any question you like, to be sure you are making the right decision. If there is a possibility for any palliative treatment, then I may refer you to any number of top veterinary hospitals and experts.
I provide mobile in home pet euthanasia for all of Colorado Springs and some outlying areas. See the practice area map. I am happy to make an early evening appointment or even set a time on Saturdays and Sundays.
Why?… because I know this difficult decision frequently needs to be made at inconvenient times and in some cases it is an emergency. There is nothing worse than realizing your pet is critical or suffering and all the veterinary hospitals are closed. Your only option is to go to the emergency clinic where you will simply not get the private and compassionate care you will in your own home.
~ Dr. Jim Humphries
Please Choose Carefully!
One home-euthanasia service operates in our community and uses new graduates and part-time veterinarians because the business is owned by a technician and not a veterinarian. You should choose carefully because, in my opinion and experience, the process of pre-sedation and pet euthanasia requires a deep understanding of medicine and many years of practice experience which a new graduate or part time veterinarian may not have. I have heard troubling stories about botched or difficult euthanasias, so again, please choose carefully! Read More.
Dr. Jim Humphries has been a veterinarian for 40 years and has owned and operated successful practices in Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the famed College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. He is a frequent lecturer at national meetings, at many of our nation’s Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at the world meeting of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. He is also well known in the media having served as the regular veterinarian on CBS The Early Show for 12 years, and a regular contributor to CNN, Animal Planet, and many other major media. He is the founder of the Veterinary News Network and the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. Read More:
Dr. Jim is a veterinarian with a very special approach in caring for our pets as they approach the end of life. He cares deeply about making the experience of your pet’s last day as peaceful, private and dignified as possible – for them and your entire family. When choosing a veterinarian for an emotional and private process such as in home pet euthanasia – experience and compassion count. Just see what others say by clicking here.
“Learning to say Good-Bye, is a necessary Life Skill!”
~ Keith Moore
When it comes to making this decision, I’d rather be a few days too early, than a MINUTE too late!
~ Hospice Professional
“For the fate of men and the fate of animals is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same soul …. So why do some suppose that human souls go upward while animal souls go down? All die and all go to the same place.”
~ Ecclesiastes 3:19-21
“What can be worse than the end of a dear sweet life? We live in hope we will see our pet friends again. We inherently believe there is a better place and we must focus on that better day in that better place”.
~ Dr. Jim Humphries
“The biggest problem with dogs is that they don’t live long enough. They always seem to leave us behind when we are the most vulnerable, most in need of their biased, affirming, presence. Dogs make us believe we can actually be as they see us, and it is often only when they are gone that we realize their role in what we’ve become.”
~ Monks of New Skete