Our Story: The History of Caring Pathways in Colorado
Every member of our team has a personal drive to offer compassionate and supportive care to pet owners in their time of need. We are committed to offering each family a personal and caring experience during their pet’s final days.
The History of Caring Pathways in Denver
Caring Pathways was started in 2010 by our founder, Dr. Larry Magnuson, who served the Colorado community for over 40 years by providing exceptional veterinary care. The initial concept of Caring Pathways, which eventually became Dr. Magnuson’s business plan, came to him in December 2009 when he realized that this was where his passion lay: in compassionate end-of-life care for pets. By July 2010, Caring Pathways was established in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Magnuson surrounded himself with likeminded team members who shared his passion and his vision.
Because of Dr. Magnuson’s compassionate heart and passionate leadership in building a supportive team, Caring Pathways in Colorado now consists of over 20 veterinarians and 20+ support staff members serving pet families with in-home, end-of-life pet care services.
Caring Pathways now has practices in 3 states. in 2021, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice in Virginia Beach, Virginia joined the Caring Pathways team and Caring Pathways Charlotte launched in August of 2022.
Dr. Magnuson and his team are honored to care for the pets and pet families in our community and it is part of the ongoing mission of Caring Pathways to provide compassionate care, support, and resources. Our team members work together to represent a unified goal of providing the kindest care possible to pets and their loving owners.
We Come to You
Let the Caring Pathways team help you in your time of need. We come to your home to offer assistance and advice about your pet’s needs, as well as services to make your pet’s final journey a peaceful time for them and for your family. Please reach out to us today to learn more.
Webinar with Morris Animal Foundation: Navigating the End-of-Life Journey with our Beloved Pets
The Caring Pathways Outlook on End of Life Care
End of life care is not just a business for the team at Caring Pathways. Passion for what we do lives in the hearts of each one of our team members, forming the foundations of who we are and what we do. Every member of our team has a personal drive to offer compassionate and supportive care to pet owners in their time of need. We are committed to offering each family a personal and caring experience during their pet’s final days.
What sets us apart?
The Caring Pathways team operates on a very personal level, ensuring that we are doing exactly what our community needs for their pets. We work hard to be accessible 24/7 because we believe it is so important for our team to be available whenever we are needed and we are proud to be the largest in-home end-of-life pet care provider along the Colorado Front Range with 20+ veterinary professionals. Our team understands the importance to care for each person in need of our services and we make every effort to respond to calls as quickly as possible, as part of our commitment to excellent service.
The Caring Pathways Mission
Our mission is to serve the hearts and minds of pet owners by providing peaceful, compassionate end of life care for their pets with honesty, integrity and respect in the comfort of their home.
Our purpose is to provide every pet owner the opportunity to receive gentle, compassionate care and to help you deal with the end of life issues surrounding your pet, including in-home medical assessment and consultation services, in-home palliative and hospice care, and in-home pet euthanasia, as well as body care, appropriate memorialization services, and helping guide you in your grieving process to the best of our ability, which may include outside resources.
Cherishing the Final Goodbye
Words from one of our veterinarians, Dr. Mavi Graves:
“As an end-of-life veterinarian, providing as smooth and peaceful of a transition as possible for pets in the comfort of home is a vocation I honestly look forward to every day. I still cry a little bit almost every day supporting pets and pet families on what may be the saddest day of their life, but I am always honored to help families give their pets the gift of a good death at the end of a life well-lived. As one end-of-life vet put it, ‘Where there is grief, there is great love, and all day long I’m looking at that love.'”