Home At Last Pet Hospice & Euthanasia was developed by veterinarian, Dr. Sheila Kirt. After over 15 years in private practice Dr. Kirt realized there was a need to help pet owners in another unique way. Time after time she observed and experienced the emotional roller coaster that accompanies the decline and eventual loss of a beloved pet and wished she could do more to help make the process more peaceful. She wanted her clients to feel free to grieve and express their emotions without having to worry about being in a public place or driving home after the loss of a pet. In addition, she wanted to give people more time and personal attention to ask questions, consider their options and express their concerns than was commonly available in a clinical setting. Decisions regarding end of life issues and contemplation of euthanasia are too crucial to feel rushed and vulnerable. A mobile practice where Dr. Kirt could interact with her clients and their pets in a familiar, comfortable, stress-free environment was the ideal solution and Home At Last was born.
Dr. Kirt is originally from Michigan but now calls Tucson her home. After falling in love with the desert southwest over 20 years ago, she finally made the move in 2008. Dr. Kirt has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Northern Michigan University. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1995. While in Michigan, Dr. Kirt spent seven years of her career as a solo owner of a full service veterinary practice where she provided 24/7 emergency care for her clients. She has a wealth of experience helping people and their pets through difficult situations. Currently, Dr. Kirt shares her home with two overindulged dachshunds, “Dapper Dan” and “Daphne”. When she is not waiting on her dogs, she enjoys hiking, motorcycling, backpacking, exercise and anything that involves being outside in the sun.
Dr. Kirt can help with your pet’s end of life care.
The Human-Animal Bond
Many loved pets throughout the years have had a profound impact on Dr. Kirt. The creation of Home At Last for end of life veterinary care is due largely to Dr. Kirt’s personal experience of the human-animal bond through the relationships formed with her pets. All the animals pictured on this website are either personal pets of Dr. Kirt or pets she has otherwise known and loved.