Upper Valley Compassionate Veterinary Care

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most challenging times in our lives.  Upper Valley Compassionate Veterinary Care will provide professional and personal care for your family and your pet alike.  A peaceful experience that you and your pet can share is our utmost priority and we hope to make saying goodbye a tranquil event that honors your relationship.

About

Dr. Katie Suter is an internship trained veterinarian with experience in emergency and general practice medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at the University of New Hampshire in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Minnesota. She focused on at home pet end-of-life care in the Boston metro area before moving up to New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two cats. Dr. Katie is licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.  She is a proud member of the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Katie is Fear Free Certified, an animal handling certification that reduces fear, anxiety, and stress in our pets. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and is a certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian.  Dr. Katie is also a Certified Peaceful Euthanasia Veterinarian through The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy Master Program.

She is also currently working to become a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian through her membership with the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, a rigorous program for those that want to be on the forefront of end-of-life pet care.

Why at home?

Dr. Katie was introduced to at home end-of-life care after a peaceful experience with her own cat, Chippy, being helped to peacefully transition on her couch, in her favorite blanket after eating some rotisserie chicken. Dr. Katie’s mentor was able to come over and they celebrated Chippy’s life together in Chippy’s comfort zone. Beloved pets are less fearful in their home environment and all the people they love are able to be present. It is proven that in-clinic visits raise the blood pressure and stress hormone release of pets, so an at home passing is a stress free experience for our pets, and you will be less stressed knowing they had a peaceful and pain free transition.


Dr. Katie will walk you through the saying goodbye process step by step at the appointment.