Upon referral from Companion Animal Hospital, you assisted Poindexter’s transition (our sweet but nervous little black kitty who had squamous cell carcinoma in his lower jaw). We were very grateful that you could come to our home on such short notice over the weekend – and greatly appreciated the card and paw print. The paw print is an especially nice touch that we will treasure, and I also wanted to specifically thank you for that.
Dr. Katie, Thank you so much for coming to Mercury’s rescue on such short notice. We had been so concerned about not having his own vet take care of him and you were so kind, gentle and compassionate; we were blessed. You made a very painful time for us as comforting as it could be.
Huge hole in our hearts today while we remember our Forest. Thank you, Katie, for making the transition easy for him and us.
Dear Dr. Katie,
I was blessed with one of the most special dogs on the planet. When the time came that he was no longer enjoying himself and was feeling poorly, your support and comforting strength made a devastating day more bearable. It is hard to find the words to convey exactly how important that is to me.
Thank you for doing what you do-
I truly mean all that, it’s not just a tribute for the site….
Dear Dr. Katie, In this time-ruled world humankind looks for God. God is the primordial waters that flows through us all. Not by chance you came into our lives and so sweetly delievered Maizey home. Your kind, gentle,expert, manner set us both at ease. I will miss her, but am comforted that we went to the next life aided by a loving spirit called Dr. Katie Hilst. My thanks and love.
I had to have my 21 year old cat, Sorrow, put to rest in 2010. I contacted Dr. Hilst and she was very compassionate. When she came to the house, she answered our questions and told us what to expect with the procedure. She thoughtfully brought clay to make an imprint of my cat’s paw, which I hadn’t thought of and would have deeply regretted not getting. She helped make the end of life for a cat, who I shared two decades with, as positive experience as it could have been.
I wanted to send you a card and picture of our Dear Jackson. It must be difficult for you to feel the pain and sorrow in the homes you visit with sick animal pets, we were very glad you answered my call and came to help Jackson pass on. He was very important to us all- like our child with a “fur coat”.
I am glad he didn’t have to suffer and we didn’t have to bring him into the anxiety filled vet clinic. He was comfortable and surrounded by his loving family. We miss him so much but have so many great memories in our mind and heart. Thank you for his peaceful passing.
It was a huge comfort for you to come to our home when the time had come. You treated us all with such dignity and kindness. Both times, it could not have gone better.
Thank you so much.
Thank you so much Katie today for your compassion today. I am so thankful to know you.
Katie Hilst is an extraordinary veterinarian and person. She provided the most caring, sensitive end of life care to our cat, Lucius. If you want and need to say goodbye to a beloved pet, working with Katie will make the process as serene and loving as it can be.