Walking with You Through the End of Life Journey 

 When you don’t know how the end will happen, or what your pet’s needs will be, we’re here to walk with you. And when that time comes, we will be there to help you and your best friend with a compassionate and peaceful transition. 

Services and Pricing

In-Home Pet Euthanasia
After a final professional consult and review, our Caring Pathways transitional services allow for a dignified and respectful euthanasia. Our compassionate veterinary team is dedicated to creating a peaceful end and will provide the space to honor the journey of a life shared together.

Our appointment fee starts at $299 with additions for drive-time, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Aftercare
Every aspect of your pet’s final care and arrangements is of the utmost significance in honoring the life, and the love, you shared. We will walk you through paw print memorial options, cremation services, and custom pet memorial products.

Cremation costs depend on if you would like your pet's cremains returned to you and the size of your pet. $169 is an average cost of the cremation services.

TeleAdvice
A TeleAdvice Appointment with our highly-skilled veterinarians facilitate in-depth conversations using video conferencing to help you better understand the quality of your pet’s life. We’ll also explain options for comfort and end-of-life care.

Our TeleAdvice Appointments are 30 minutes with a fee of $99.

Consultation, Palliative and Hospice Care
In-home palliative and hospice care helps alleviate the stress associated with visits to the veterinary clinic, and allows you and your pet to enjoy your special time together in the familiar surroundings of home. The decision to pursue hospice care, though not for everyone, strengthens the bond between you and your pet and helps prepare for the passing of your special companion.

Our Consultation Appointments have a base price of $299.

Availability

Our veterinarians are available to serve you and your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Appointments at night from 8pm-7am may be limited, as well as holidays. It is our mission and goal to serve you and your beloved friend with timely care of our services, with same day appointments available to you if needed.

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What Type of Consult is Best for My Pet?

A Telehealth Consult is a great opportunity to discuss your pet’s current condition, any diagnoses your pet has been given, for you to learn how to objectively evaluate and measure quality of life, and to develop a palliative care and/or end of life plan for your pet.  This option is best for pets that are being monitored and cared for by your family veterinarian as an added resource to your pet’s care team. 

While we are happy to schedule a Telehealth consultation with any family for any situation, there are limitations to Telehealth that prevent a thorough physical exam, diagnostics, and certain prescribing abilities due to state law, so if you are at the beginning of your pet’s end of life journey, a visit to your family veterinarian may be recommended to be sure your pet has the best quality of life possible during their journey.

An In-Person Consult is also a great opportunity to discuss all of the above as well as have a hands-on exam for your pet.  This can help determine underlying concerns that should be addressed and if humane euthanasia is elected, your pet’s peaceful passing can occur at the same appointment.  This option is best for pets that may or may not be monitored and cared for by your family veterinarian, pets who cannot safely or easily be transported to your family veterinarian anymore, or your pet that you believe may be at the end of their journey but you’d like an objective hands-on evaluation before making the decision to provide humane euthanasia.  Your pet must be tolerant of strangers for this appointment to be successful.  The limitations of this type of appointment are that diagnostics (radiographs/bloodwork) cannot be performed so diagnoses cannot be made but some prescriptions can be scripted/refilled at the veterinarian’s discretion.

A Veterinary Visit at your family veterinarian is recommended for any pets that need diagnostics (blood work, radiographs, etc…) to diagnose their ailments or for routine monitoring for certain long term medications or conditions.  It is in your pet’s best interest to have a diversified care team as you enter into their end of life journey and we are happy to communicate with your veterinarian to be sure your pet’s care team is on the same page every step of the way.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet in-person and/or virtually; please let us know how we can best support your family during this time. 

Meet Our Northern Colorado Team

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Angel Han, Veterinarian

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Steve Zachar, Veterinarian

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Emilea Burton, Veterinarian

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Kristen Neisler, Veterinarian

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Jenette Joseph, Veterinarian

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Mavi Graves, Veterinarian

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Gina Singleton, Veterinarian

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Sarah Smith, NoCO Practice Manager

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Erin McNerney, Client Relations Team

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Betsy Wilson, Client Relations Team

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Roger VanOrden, Director of Business Development

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Josh Lewis, Marketing Director

Carissa

Carissa Lutz, Software Support Specialist

Stephanie

Stephanie DiTraglia, Hospital Relations

Angel

Angel Han, Veterinarian

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Steve Zachar, Veterinarian

dremilea

Emilea Burton, Veterinarian

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Kristen Neisler, Veterinarian

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Jenette Joseph, Veterinarian

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Mavi Graves, Veterinarian

Gina

Gina Singleton, Veterinarian

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Sarah Smith, NoCO Practice Manager

erin

Erin McNerney, Client Relations Team

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Betsy Wilson, Client Relations Team

Roger-3

Roger VanOrden, Director of Business Development

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Josh Lewis, Marketing Director

Carissa

Carissa Lutz, Software Support Specialist

Stephanie

Stephanie DiTraglia, Hospital Relations

Angel

Angel Han, Veterinarian

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Steve Zachar, Veterinarian

dremilea

Emilea Burton, Veterinarian

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Kristen Neisler, Veterinarian

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Jenette Joseph, Veterinarian

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Mavi Graves, Veterinarian

Gina

Gina Singleton, Veterinarian

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Sarah Smith, NoCO Practice Manager

erin

Erin McNerney, Client Relations Team

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Betsy Wilson, Client Relations Team

Roger-3

Roger VanOrden, Director of Business Development

Josh-4

Josh Lewis, Marketing Director

Carissa

Carissa Lutz, Software Support Specialist

Stephanie

Stephanie DiTraglia, Hospital Relations

Angel

Angel Han, Veterinarian

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Steve Zachar, Veterinarian

dremilea

Emilea Burton, Veterinarian

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Kristen Neisler, Veterinarian

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Jenette Joseph, Veterinarian

Mavi7

Mavi Graves, Veterinarian

Gina

Gina Singleton, Veterinarian

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Sarah Smith, NoCO Practice Manager

erin

Erin McNerney, Client Relations Team

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Betsy Wilson, Client Relations Team

Roger-3

Roger VanOrden, Director of Business Development

Josh-4

Josh Lewis, Marketing Director

Carissa

Carissa Lutz, Software Support Specialist

Stephanie

Stephanie DiTraglia, Hospital Relations

Angel

Angel Han, Veterinarian

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Steve Zachar, Veterinarian

dremilea

Emilea Burton, Veterinarian

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Kristen Neisler, Veterinarian

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Jenette Joseph, Veterinarian

Mavi7

Mavi Graves, Veterinarian

Gina

Gina Singleton, Veterinarian

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Sarah Smith, NoCO Practice Manager

erin

Erin McNerney, Client Relations Team

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Betsy Wilson, Client Relations Team

Roger-3

Roger VanOrden, Director of Business Development

Josh-4

Josh Lewis, Marketing Director

Carissa

Carissa Lutz, Software Support Specialist

Stephanie

Stephanie DiTraglia, Hospital Relations

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Our Story

Dr. Larry Magnuson earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1967. In 1986, Dr. Magnuson founded Raintree Animal Hospital in Fort Collins and owned the practice for 22 years. After spending more than 47 years as a veterinarian, he realized he wanted to provide pets with an in-home, end-of-life care that was compassionate and peaceful for the pet and it's family. In 2010, he began his journey with Caring Pathways servicing the Denver Metro Area. In June of 2020, Caring Pathways of Northern Colorado opened to service Fort Collins and it's surrounding areas. 

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