At Home Pet Euthanasia in Northern Jersey
Dr. Sandra: Compassionate In Home Veterinarian
Experienced empathetic care tailored to your family’s needs during this difficult farewell, ensuring a peaceful transition for your beloved companion, serving the North Jersey area.
A Commitment to Compassionate Pet Care
Ever since I can remember I have dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. This desire was further encouraged by my parents who allowed me to have a wide variety of pets, including dogs, cats, snakes, birds, ferrets, lizards, fish, and even a tortoise while growing up! This dream was realized when I received my Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health concurrently from the University of Florida in 2012. Following graduation I pursued a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital. In 2014 I first started offering veterinary end-of-life care on a part-time basis. It didn’t take long to realize this is what I was destined to do and that there was such an incredible demand for these services. In 2016 I left my full-time job to be more available to the families seeking end-of-life care in the home.
One aspect of veterinary medicine that I love to witness is the strength of the human-animal bond. When I was 2 years old a kitten literally walked into the house while my mother was standing at the door. Ultimately my family decided she could stay and Tina was welcomed into our home. I’ll never forget my parents calling me at Rutgers, 19 years later, and telling me that Tina was not doing well. I went home to spend some of her last days together. The pain of losing Tina was immense, but the memories we shared I’ll never forget. It is this love I have for my first kitty that made me truly understand the strength of the human-animal bond. This was only further reinforced by the bonds I shared with my first pets as an adult, Lulu and Max, two beautiful kitties. They were with me through my early adult life, from shortly after college, to veterinary school, my first job as a veterinarian, marriage, first home, my children, and the humble beginnings of TLC In Home Vet. When I lost Lulu in November 2020 and then Max just 3 months later in February 2021, I learned more about grief, than I could have ever imagined. But my experience with the loss of a pet, especially as a veterinarian who provides end-of-life care, gave me tremendous insight as to what the families I help are going through. And while I would give anything to have them still with me, I will honor their lives by using my experience with loss to better empathize and support other families during their time of loss.
Owner / Operator, TLC In Home Vet
The Fun Facts
Dedicated to Providing Exceptional Pet Services
I’m genuinely passionate about supporting families during one of life’s most challenging experiences. While I often find moments of beauty and comfort in appointments, I can’t deny that it’s emotionally demanding at times. Outside of work, I find joy and rejuvenation in various activities. Here are a few fun facts about me: