Kari graduated from the University of Illinois in 1998 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After years of practice and experience, she realized that her passion is helping pets have the most peaceful passing as possible when they are ready to leave us, and assisting families through this difficult time. After all those years of receiving unconditional love from their pet, people can know that they did right by their pet up to the very end and can feel comforted by knowing their pet's transition was pain-free. Kari also provides hospice care. Pets are considered in hospice when they have a terminal condition, and/or the pet won't be receiving any invasive tests or treatments and the goal is to make them as comfortable as possible until euthanasia is needed.