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.
Bentley absolutely adores Dr. Katie and so does his owner!!