So do they.

Dr. Croom is the best-qualified person to help guide you through this difficult process. 



Is it time?

While some pets die of old age in the comfort of their own home, many others become seriously ill, get injured in some way or experience a significantly diminished quality of life as they grow very old. In these situations, it may be necessary for you to consider having your pet euthanized in order to spare it from pain and suffering. 

You may ultimately need to make the decision based on your observances of your pet’s behavior and attitude. Here are some signs that may indicate your pet is suffering or no longer enjoying a good quality of life:

Your pet is experiencing chronic pain that cannot be controlled with medication.

Your pet has frequent vomiting or diarrhea that is causing dehydration and/or significant weight loss.

Your pet has stopped eating or will only eat if you force feed them.

Your pet is incontinent to the degree that he frequently soils themself.

Your pet has lost interest in all or most of their favorite activities, such as going for walks, playing with toys or other pets, eating treats or soliciting attention and petting from family members.

Your pet cannot stand on their own or falls down when trying to walk.

Your pet has chronic labored breathing or coughing.



Dr.Croom was the only visiting vet i could find at almost 8 oclock last night that was not only ready to come out to my house to help my Lilly cross the bridge but told me if i needed her before the appointment time the next evening to call her no matter what. no hesitation . she is so caring and loving. when i called her the next morning sobbing that my Lilly was miserable and whining all night in pain I needed to make that awful decision. she was at my house within 30 min. i had never met her before this but when i opened the door her first task was to hug me. she was so respectful professional caring not just to me but my lilly and my other 2 dogs who were losing their mate . she and her tech are amazing and i would highly recommend her . a def 5 star rating in my book . thank you again Dr. Croom you made this unbearable decision i had to make so much easier for not just me but for my Lilly girl . she was so peaceful and finally at rest and no more pain. i couldn’t have made it through the fear of losing her and you assuring me i was making the right choice for lilly. Thank You for helping me to have a little piece of mind in all my fears and doubts of letting her go.

Dawn Surrency-Sage


Your Choices


Full physical health exam that helps the family decide whether it’s the right time for your pet’s Last Wishes Services.

REmains delivery

If you elect to have your pet’s remains returned, they will be hand delivered to your home in a beautiful carved wooden box.


Following the Last Wishes Services, Dr. Croom can take your beloved pets remains for cremation only.

Family Handle Remains

Following the Last Wishes Service your family will handle the burial of your own beloved pet.


Your beloved pet will have a smooth and calming transition with the Last Wishes Service.

If your family plans to take care of remains, then there is no additional cost.

*House Call fee is included in Last wishes price. Locations over 10 miles outside of Kalamazoo will have a small surcharge.

If you would like Dr. Croom’s service to take remains immediately, which also includes cremation, the cost ranges from $100 to $300 depending on weight of pet. Once you send in your request, we will send you an estimate.

If you would like your beloved pet’s remains returned after the cremation, Dr. Croom can definitely assist you with that. Cost ranges from $125 to $350 depending on pet’s size.

Dr. Croom and her vet tech will make sure that your family receives the most professional, caring service right in your pet’s family home. There is no better place. 

Small Pocket Pets

(birds, turtles, hamster, bunny)

Starting at $85

Cats and Small Dogs

(under 40 lbs)

Starting at $200

Large Dogs

(over 40 lbs)

Starting at $225

Gift Certificates

(Perfect gift for a grieving friend or family)

Last Wishes Service

Removal of Remains


Return of Ashes

Travel & Service Fees

Paw Print Gift

Set an Appointment

Pick the Last Wishes Exam if you are not sure if your beloved pet is ready for transition. Dr. Croom will come and perform a full exam .

Or if your family is ready, choose the Last Wishes Service and we will schedule a time that is convenient for you.