A Peaceful Choice
Pets at Peace was founded by Dr. Lide Doffermyre to bring compassion, dignity, and understanding to end of life care for pets and their families. She knows first hand how difficult this time can be and wants animals to live, and when the time comes, to pass in comfort: free from fear, pain, and anxiety, surrounded by love and peace.
Dr. Doffermyre is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Honors graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interest in end of life care began when her Mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1980, asked her to help her to live and die at home. At the time, in the small town of Dunn, NC, it was customary to go to the hospital to die; there was no hospice care, and there were no in-home services. With the support of her physician uncles, her two brothers, a large family and loving community, Dr. Doffermyre was able to grant her Mother's wish. Mary Lide Johnson Doffermyre died in her home in the arms of her children moments after her own Mother kissed her goodbye.
Over the years, Dr. Doffermyre has helped hundreds of puppies grow into fine old dogs and kittens into regal old cats. When necessary, she has provided gentle and loving end of life care to her patients, and in recent years, exclusively in their homes. As word of mouth has spread the news of her in-home services, veterinary hospitals are referring their clients when there is nothing more that can be done in the clinic, and clients are referring their friends. It is to this calling that Pets at Peace was created.
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Dr. Doffermyre serves as Secretary of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. She was a founding member of the organization which is currently the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and maintains active membership there as well as the ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She is a member of the AVMA and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
Please reach out to us if you believe your pet is suffering. You can call, email or message us on Facebook: Pets at Peace Home Hospice and Euthansia.
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