Our Story

We have been helping pets and their families in the greater Triangle area and beyond since 2011.

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Our Story

Gentle Journey is the new name for an established team of doctors and care coordinators. Gentle Journey provides in-home veterinary hospice and palliative care consultations, quality-of-life assessments, and euthanasia care to families and their pets. We serve Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and all the surrounding neighborhoods in the Triangle and beyond.

We are here to help you navigate the end-of-life journey. We understand the profound and cherished bond between families and their beloved friends and that navigating the end-of-life journey can be a challenging and emotional time. Our goal is to provide a peaceful experience for you and your beloved pet in the comfort of your home or any other favorite place.

Our mission is to provide families and their pets with the utmost care and support during this difficult transition. We want to honor the bond you have with your pet with compassion, grace, and dignity. Every being deserves a comfortable end.

Gentle Journey doctors work to accommodate families as needed. We help families 7 days a week from 9 AM until 5 PM (urgent appointments may be available outside these hours).  

Our Care Coordinators were chosen for their compassion and empathy. Each team member loves animals just as much as you. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated staff helping you and our doctors every day! They will answer your calls from 7 AM until 7 PM Monday through Friday, and 9 AM until 3 PM Saturday and  Sunday. 

We encourage you to avoid a crisis situation by scheduling an appointment with us before you notice a decline in your pet’s health. However, pets sometimes take a turn for the worse unexpectedly, so same-day and next-day appointments are often possible with a few hours’ notice. 

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or use our Emergency Hospital Information page to locate an urgent veterinary facility.