Our Founder

Dr. Jim Humphries

Dr. Jim Humphries has been a veterinarian for 43 years and has owned and operated successful practices in Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. He is 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.

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.

Dr. Humphries At A Glance

  • Adjunct Professor College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University
  • Member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Founder of the American Society of Veterinary Journalism
  • Founder of the Veterinary News Network
  • Contributing Veterinarian for CBS News and CNN
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
  • Special Interest in Veterinary Hospice and End of Life Care
  • US Army Veterinary Corps (Hon. Discharge)

Dr. Jim wrote two books on pet care featuring Betty White’s forward and endorsement. Dr. Jim and Betty White were good friends for almost 30 years. Here she is in her home on her 86th birthday.

Doctor Jim Humphries with Betty White and a Golden Retriever

As an ultimate honor, in 2012 Dr. Humphries was asked to join the Faculty at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine as an Adjunct Professor. He uses his many years in national media to teach both faculty and students communications and managing media interactions. Dr. Humphries says; “This was an incredible honor. To be able to go back to my college and influence both senior students and the entire faculty is both a thrill and very humbling!”

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Doctor Jim Humphries with wife and dogs

“Having pets all my life, I not only know the incredible benefits and joy they bring us, but I also know the unfortunate heartache of loss because they leave us too soon. Because of this I have a special interest in the new and fast-growing specialty of Palliative and Home Hospice care, which includes a peaceful end of life.” Humphries said.

“Our pets are living longer today because of better nutrition and advanced medicine and cancer therapies. Many pet owners want their pets to enjoy the remaining months they have. These pets that give us so much unconditional love, joy and sense of family, deserve the best end to their life we can give them. That includes pain control, special nutrition, the ability to enjoy and interact with family, and just like you and I, the dignity they deserve as they reach the end of life.”

Doctor Jim Humphries with elderly dog