I hope someday my life will end so beautifully! Buffy was beyond amazing, even for a Belgian Malinois. We had had her for 15 1/2 years, from the age of 5 weeks; she was our war hero and medical service dog. After years of physical therapy and medications for degenerative spinal stenosis, the disease and pain finally incapacitated her. Buffy fought the good fight, never complaining, always wanting to work. She was more than a daughter to us, and I dreaded what might happen at the end. We had spoken at length to Dr. Killian, who spent a great deal of time answering all our questions. Due to Covid, we could not have a house full of guests, but two witnesses were allowed. Dr. Killian (who I called the “Vet Vet”) showed great respect for our home and our baby. He did not rush us, but looked at the pictures and articles I showed him, so that he could better know his patient. After a gentle examination, he decided to change the choice of medications a bit. He stood aside respectfully while we spoke to Buffy. Then he introduced himself to her, and knelt behind her so that we could be in front of her. Even her younger brother, our Mal-ffunction was there, sitting between us. Dr. Killian stroked her and spoke gently to her, telling her at each stage what he was going to do. I held my baby’s head and sang to her and spoke to her. As promised, he first took away her pain – she was still alert and responding, and we were allowed some final time with her. Then he – very, very slowly, ended her life. She did not whine or jerk – she simply went to sleep, and then died in her sleep. Dr. Killian waited for us to put her on a bier and place a flag over her, then helped my husband and the other veterans carry her out. I don’t remember everything he said, but I remember that he showed respect and strong sympathetic emotion throughout our ordeal. All our wishes were followed, and – most importantly – he showed consideration and respect for Our Girl. I hope that someday they change the laws so that Dr. Killian can send me off in such a peaceful way.
Thank you Dr. Killian for helping us give Duke the peaceful and pain free passing he deserved. Duke gave our family 14 years of love and companionship. He will be missed and our hearts are heavy. The service Dr. Killian provides is full of love, understanding, compassion and comfort. Our family and Duke were blessed my Dr. Killian’s kind words and actions. He made a difficult heart wrenching decision much easier. The West family is indebted to you. Thank you for ministering to all of us. Duke is running pain free again!
Destiny Shotz Rawls
Our Family cannot thank you Dr. Killian enough for the extreme care and loving way you helped us say goodbye to our 17 years old Family Fur Baby, our Military Brat Dog faithfully traveled and allowed others to keep her when we deployed, had Temporary Duties away for both short and long terms, the caring and very calming way Dr. Killian completed her eternal pain free procedure to the “Rainbow Bridge”, will NEVER be forgotten. Thank you Sir for your Service to our Country and for your excellent Services today for our Family Member. Gratefully yours, The Rawls’ Family Destiny’s Forever Family
It’s never easy when it’s time to say goodbye to a loved fur one. Gentle Pet Passages made this difficult time a lot easier. Dr. Killian has such an amazing soul! He is very compassionate to the situation and will explain the entire process to you and be there with you and your pet each step of the way. I said goodbye to my best friend on June 9th. As sad as it was, the whole process was actually very peaceful. We fed Bailey her favorite food, McD’s chicken nuggets, while we were outside laying on a blanket. Dr. Killian did a very gentle three step process. The first to easy any pain, the second to sedate and then the final step. I was able to stay with her and pet her till the very end. She was at such peace and seemed content that she could rest finally. This whole experience could have been horrendous if I had to take her to a full service vet hospital. Instead, her last time here was enjoyable and stress free. I miss Bailey every day. But at least I know she lived a full life, was ready to pass and had a wonderful vet looking over her final moments.
Dr. Killian came to our house today to help my nearly 12 year old Great Dane cross the rainbow bridge. He was kind, compassionate, and clearly very skilled and knowledgeable. He very gently walked us through the process to come so there were no surprises. He then allowed us as much time as we needed to say goodbye to our beloved dog. I highly recommend him and his company for anyone wanting at home euthanasia service for their pets. Having it done at home allowed my dog to be more comfortable and secure with none of the anxiety or stress of having it done at the vets office. Dr. Killian’s care and compassion for my dog and family made a very difficult day a bit easier to bear.
1/2/2020 Dr Killian helped our Sadie to pass while we held her in our embrace. She left us knowing she was loved and safe. She gently drifted off to sleep. Dr Killian’s mannerisms were tender and full of loving kindness.
Cindy K Brown
The end of July, my friend had to send his sweet dog Chance across the rainbow bridge. I had the privilege to be there and cannot say enough about Dr. Killian! So kind and compassionate. He let us know every step of the way what would be happening. Chance was no longer in pain and peacefully passed. Thank you Dr. Killian for making a sad time a little easier.
Dave and Shannon Lewis
Dr. Killian is amazing. This is the 2nd time that we have needed his services. The first time was last August. His professionalism and approach is unmatched. So, when on our Cocoa was diagnosed with complete kidney failure on 18 June, there was no question as to who we were going to call. We called Dr. Killian. Since Cocoa was declining, he scheduled her for his first available opening – 22 June 2020. But, unfortunately, the following morning, Cocoa took a turn for the worse. It did not look like she was going to make it through the night, and she seemed to be in a lot of pain. We immediately contacted Dr. Killian again, and asked if there was any way he could see Cocoa today. He went above and beyond and came to our home that evening after hours. Dr Killian helped our precious Cocoa go to the Rainbow Bridge. He made the most heartbreaking passing peaceful, not only for Cocoa, but also for our family. No words can express our gratitude. Thank you Dr. Killian from the bottom if our hearts
Mike and Lindsey Perez
In Feb of 2020 our 12 year old german shepherd Dada required the services of Dr. Kilian due to illness and unbearable pain. Dr. Killian came into our home with compassion and understanding of the hurt we were going through. He was very gentle and calming to not just our boy, but to us as well. His process and explanation of his procedure at every stage put all of us at ease and gave us peace of mind that our boy would feel no pain. Dr. Killian was very patient and encouraged us to take all the time we needed before the completion of each step of the process. Knowing Dada was able to be home, on his bed, with his toys, and be surrounded by his family gave us all peace of mind. Thank you Dr. Killian, for making this difficult time as painless as possible.
Wow! I had such an amazing experience with Dr. Killian. He really allowed the time we (myself and our other pets) needed with my sweet girl Ivory in her passing. The conversations leading up to his arrival, as well as the time he spent here is truly something I will never forget. It was everything I wanted for her and so much more. We miss our sweet girl everyday but she’s no longer in pain. Thank you Dr. Killian!
Today, Doctor Killian helped relieve my 14 year old Jaco of his pain. He was so caring and compassionate, explaining every step as he went. It was all so peaceful. I’ve dreaded this day for weeks, but Dr. Killian made it okay. I will miss Jaco terribly, but I know we did the right thing. Thank you Dr. Killian.
Saying our final farewell to our boy Lukin was one of the most painful moments of our lives, but Dr Killian’s kind, gentle and compassionate demeanor made the entire process of saying goodbye to our sweet boy so very peaceful. Lukin was truly the best “buddy“ ever… he was the epitome of LOVE in canine form. His beautiful presence changed our home and our lives forever, blessing us every single day with so much humor, affection and devotion to his family! So when Lukin’s final day with us arrived, we knew his last moments with us had to be filled with nothing but love and dignity and Dr Killian helped us achieve that for our beautiful boy! He spoke to Lukin the entire time, reassuring him he would be ok, letting him know how wonderful he was, how very special he was and especially how handsome he was!! And we know Lukin heard and understood every word. His gentle and empathetic way of communicating and embracing our sick boy created such a peaceful and loving environment for us all. Dr Killian explained the process and ensured us that we could take as long as we needed to say goodbye. There was no rush! This was our final family time together and Dr Killian respected every second. Lukin’s last two hours of existence with us were so incredibly special. As he lay on his favorite blanket, in his home, surrounded by his family, we whispered our final farewell to our beloved boy … until he took his final breath. Thank you Dr Killian for helping our family create a beautifully serene final goodbye for our beloved Lukin Boy!
Javier and Sabrina Vasquez
Dr. Killian was so gentle, caring and compassionate, to both our 18 1/2 year old cat and me. He comforted Vicky and talked to her gently throughout the process. He took his time to explain everything and made it as painless as possible. Thank you, Dr. Killian!
Janet and Tony Richardson
Our sweet 18 year old cat Seamus had osteosarcoma of his front leg and had been doing well, being his normal bossy and loving self, until he jumped off the bed and became lame and in pain. We made the decision to let him go but did not want his final moments to be put in the truck, which he hated, and just stuck with a medication that burns going in, that’s when we found Dr Killian. He is such a compassionate person and was so respectful to Seamus and us. When he arrived at our home, I was having second thoughts because Seamus was acting pretty normal, walked over to eat, drink water then potty. Dr Killian was patient and kind and helped me realize that it was better that Seamus had a good day for his last. The procedure was done with such care and he gave us all the time we needed to say goodbye and Seamus had no fear and left very peacefully. Dr Killian then placed him in a beautiful basket with a blanket just like he was curled up in a very restful sleep. Dr Killian is an angel and God bless him for having such compassion and providing this wonderful service.
Faced with the reality that we were going to lose our beloved Dutch too soon, I feel as though God put us in the path of one of his angels, Dr. Killian. Having Dr. Killian come to our home was an incredible gift to us and our boy. He was so kind, gentle and compassionate to Dutch during the process of letting him go. Dr. Killian was and is a blessing to anyone needing help in letting go of your furbaby. God Bless you Dr. Killian.
We didn’t expect to lose our sweet Miniature Beagle, Benny, at 9 years old, but unfortunately that was the case. It was so hard to come to terms that it was time for Benny to be put down. Long story short, he couldn’t get around any longer and his quality of life was poor. Thank goodness we found Gentle Pet Passages when looking online to see if there were any vets in our area who made ‘house calls.’ Dr. Killian explained the whole process so we understood what would happen and made the experience as bearable as could be during such a difficult time. He was so kind, caring, and gentle not only to Benny, but to us as well. Couldn’t have asked for a more compassionate person in this situation. We have another dog and will definitely use Dr. Killian’s services if the same situation arises. Thank you again Dr. Killian : )
We thought we’d have more memories to make with our little girl and were completely unprepared the morning she let us know it was time. Dr. Killian was a true Blessing in a very difficult time. Keshet passed peacefully in her bed and my wife and I were able to hold her until the very end. As painful as the moment was, I cannot overstate how comforting it was having Dr. Killian help us through it. Thank you doctor for all that you do.
We highly recommend Dr. Killian to anyone faced with this difficult decision. His compassion and gentleness towards our Lola (10 year old Mastiff) was outstanding. She was calm and relaxed and we spoiled her on treats. We didn’t want her passing to be at the cold and sterile Vet Office. Then we found Gentle Pet Passages and Dr. Killian. I cannot praise him enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We would also like to say thank you to Dr. Killian for his service in the military. We are forever grateful.
Dr. Killian is AMAZING and was an answer to my prayers! I would recommend him to anyone. His compassion far surpassed anything I could have imagined. I can not recommend him enough. He was so good to our old guy and made the situation peaceful.Dr. Killian, God bless you and thank you!!!!
beautiful 16 year old Bichon
If you ever find yourself having to make the agonizing decision to help your pet pass over, please call Dr. Killian. Our sweet, 14 year old, Rita had spiraled quickly over the short course of a weekend. The previous day we took her to our vets office but she was so scared and uncomfortable that we left in tears and brought her home. I did not want my favorite girl’s last moments to be in that vet’s office where she trembled in fear. That next morning we called Dr. Killian and he came right over to assess our baby. From the onset, Rita was so comfortable with him. He sat next to her bed and talked to her so lovingly. Dr. Killian assessed her and confirmed in our hearts what we already knew. He thoroughly explained the process and answered all of our questions. Her passing was so peaceful and having it in our home, where she was comfortable was such a blessing. Dr. Killian allowed us all the time we needed to ask questions and say our goodbyes. While I hope that I never have to make this type of decision again, but if I do, Dr. Killian would be my one and only phone call.
I am not sure if there is a way to repay Dr. Killian for his kindness, compassion and professionalism as we had to say goodbye to our baby-bull, Athena. Our pup was diagnosed with brain tumors, that despite several rounds of radiation therapy, they continued to grow causing loss of rear leg function and seizure activity. Our decision to end her suffering was incredibly challenging, and her loss is something that my husband and I will struggle with for a very long time. Dr. Killian was wonderful throughout the entire experience and I am so grateful for his service to our pet. He allowed her to pass peacefully, in her home, surrounded by the love. He also communicated with us the entire time and made sure we were as prepared as possible before and during the process. This man is a saint, and he has the most difficult job I can think of, and he gave us the same care that he gave to our beloved family member. Thank you, Dr. Killian.
Dave and Shannon Lewis
Dr. Killian is a kind, and caring true professional. When he arrived to our home at our set appointment, our two daughters had not yet arrived to say goodbye to our wonderful dog Niko. Dr. Killian told us no worries and patiently waited with us for 45 minutes until they arrived. And, during the procedure, Dr. Killian was extremely respectful to our family and Niko, and even allowed us some privacy as Niko moved on the that wonderful Rainbow Bridge in the sky. We would definitely recommend his service and we thank him dearly.
My loving dog Cooper had succumbed to an incurable disease as I discovered while bringing him in for a checkup. Was in shock and totally distraught in finding that the puppy that I found less than four ago would be leaving our life together. Took him to two other veterinarians and was told to bring him in “when it’s time”. Knowing how terribly sad and impersonal it would be, I discovered Dr. Killian. I called and Jerrod returned my call quickly. Messed-up and not knowing what to do, Doctor talked to me patiently. Never sure when, I called back over a few months and Dr. Killian was always so helpful. When I finally knew it was time we arranged a time and he came out. Jerrod was comforting. We let Cooper find his spot. It was time, and I let him go in such peace. Being at home, under the trees on a cool day was a respectful way to let my friend pass. I am so grateful for the Service that Dr. Jerrod Killian provides and know that he knows what we feel and need at such a time. Thank you. I will always love Cooper.
As a family we had decided our 15yr old poodle deserved to rest instead of being in constant pain. This decision is very difficult for a family, but when looking for the best possible way for your loved furry friend to pass, this is it. Dr. Killian could not have been more perfect to us during this time. He made sure we knew everything about the procedure prior to, he comforted our Cleo and our family before, during and after the procedure and was loving on our Cleo the whole time to make sure she was calm. We can’t thank him enough for everything he did.
Jim Ogilvie & Jan Seider
Our lovely big boy Kayne. White German Shepard – everyone else thought he was a beautiful wolf.
I cannot thank Dr. Killian enough for the service he provided. Because of him, our sweet Lou Lou was able to pass peacefully at home surrounded by my kids and I. Dr. Killian is so gentle, caring, and respectful. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Killian is, in a word, a saint. He is very caring and truly understand what the owners are going through. I contacted him regarding our 12 year old husky, Glacier, an AKC Champion. He took his time in explaining the procedures to minimize his discomfort and pain. He allowed us to spend the last few minutes with him, even through I was an emotional wreck. He took care of everything from the euthanasia, the carrying Glacier away, to the driving Glacier to Bluebonnet crematorium. I would highly recommend Dr. Killian to anyone wishing for a smooth transition for this difficult time.ps… Glacier is on the right.
I don’t know how to put our experience in to words, so i am going to try. I knew it was time to put our retired US Military Service Dog “Justis” to a much deserving peaceful rest. But I was struggling with my need for him to be with me and if i was doing the right thing at the right time. I found Dr. Killian on the internet, he returned my call in 20 minutes, and was so accomadating. The next day was the day, my stomach, my heart, my emotions, my family, and my Justis all about to change. I was scared. Dr. Killian met Justis, he walked right to him as if he knew it was time. He praised Justis for all his hard work and bravery for serving our country while reassuring Justis with carrying strokes down his back. At the same time assuring me i was doing the right thing. The whole process was done peacefully, with honor, with love, family around him, and the genuine acts of the Dr. He made the plans for us and aided me with the process of Justis passing. It was done and my heart was at peace as well as my best friend. I will sing praises about Dr. Killian to any person who faces this point of passage for their beloved pet. He is knowledgeable, genuine, and made a very emotional event the best it could be for all of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
My greatest Appreciation to Dr. Killian he showed so much Love and Compassion to my “Briley” as she Gently Passed by my side with her head in my lap, in the comfort of our home. She was my best friend and companion for the past 13 years. I will always miss her so very much. Anyone that has this experience to take with their loved one I highly reccommend Dr. Killian. He held my Briley’s little head in his hand and kissed her face and continued to say God Bless you to her before and after she took her last breath. That touched my heart and I will always remember the Love he showed her as well as myself in the this time of sadness and loss. May God Bless you Dr. Killian Abundantly for the gift you have and share with each and every family facing this decision for their loved one.
Dr Killian recently helped our family prepare our beloved family member “Lucky” to leave this world peacefully. He continues to serve his community as he did in the Army, professionally and with compassion. We dreaded bring Lucky to the vets office. Having her home and around family meant so much to us and her. Thank you Doc.
Dr. Killian was a godsend the day I had to say goodbye to my sweet Blondie girl. I am so very thankful I was able to bring her home from the hospital so her final moments and passing could be at home in a familiar and peaceful environment. Having some private time with Blondie before her passing was a balm to my broken heart. Dr. Killian was kind, gentle and respectful throughout the process. I am grateful for the service that Gentle Pet Passages is offering for those of us facing the difficult time of saying farewell to a beloved friend.
Dr. Killian has a wonderful gift of allowing loved family members an in home passage. He is incredibly kind, caring and empathetic. Our little Cee Cee had the most peaceful passage I have ever witnessed. It was such a blessing to be in the comfort of our own home with our fur baby during her final moments. She gave us unconditional love for almost 16 years and we owed her nothing less. Dr. Killian will be the only person I ever call for this life event. He has an amazing presence that brings you peace. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are eternally grateful.
I will forever be indebted to Dr. Killian for saving my boy from having to spend his last day on earth scared at the vets office. In what was the hardest day of my life, I found comfort in being able to hold MK in my arms, in the peace of our home as he took his last breath. Dr. Killian was compassionate and patient throughout the whole experience. I cannot thank him enough for allowing us to end our journey together that way.
Roy & Denise for our Sasha
With deepest and heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Killian for the difficult task that he performs. Our heavy hearts were unburdened by his gentle and compassionate demeanor in helping our special pups passage to a better place. We will forever be grateful for his compassion and expedience in making the trip from New Braunfels at 10:00 at night. Our frail pup was able to pass on in her own bed with us right by her side. Forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Killian
Our veterinarian would no longer perform euthanasia outside the office. Dr. Killian’s fees were more reasonable than others I had checked in the Austin area, and I liked the fact that he was a veteran. He was very kind, helpful, and respectful on the phone. My husband commented on how gentle and calming he was with our Belle during the euthanasia. We highly recommend Dr. Killian to anyone in this difficult position.
Dr. Killian, we can not thank you enough for helping us let go of our beloved Hagen. She lived a very happy, long life and left us peacefully with your help. You were so kind and supportive. You fully understood how difficult it was letting go of an amazing member of the family. Knowing she went so peacefully without fear or pain, will help us face her absence with confidence that this was the right thing to do.
We had to use Dr Killian’s service last night for our beautiful Gracie. Although it was so hard to say goodbye, having the option to have Dr Killian come to the house and make it more peaceful for Gracie to be home and on her favorite pillow and blanket was a priceless experience for all of us. He took care of everything and he was so gentle and caring. Thank you Dr Killian. Gracie, you will never be forgotten and we will live you always!!