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Jennifer and Sam Voige

Feb 23, 2018

We wanted to say thank you to Dr. Magnuson, Dr. Mary Anne Smith, and the entire staff of Caring Pathways. Our 15 year old cat, Chantal became ill with kidney failure. Originally, Dr. Smith was coming for in home euthanasia, however, to our surprise when we arrived home, Chantal was alert, energetic, and still enjoying life. Dr. Smith examined Chantal and we all agreed that Chantal wasn’t ready and had some more living to do. It gave us the opportunity to enjoy a few extra weeks of time with her. When the time finally arrived, Chantal let us know that she was ready and Dr. Magnuson came to our home. Having never gone through euthanasia before with a pet family member, we weren’t sure what to expect. Dr. Magnuson explained each step and was so kind during the process of us saying goodbye to Chantal. It was so gentle and done with such compassion. Chantal went peacefully in the bed she loved and we had time to give her hugs and say our farewells. It sounds odd to say that for such a sad occasion, it was as beautiful as could be. The night was mild, the crickets were chirping, and we sat on the deck under the gazebo with the twinkling lights. Dr. Magnuson was fabulous and understanding in our sorrow. I would describe him as a ‘gentle soul’ and that was exactly what we needed that night. We have decided that when the time comes, we will certainly turn to Caring Pathways for assistance with our other pet family members. Many thanks, Jennifer and Sam Voige

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