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In-home pet euthanasia for your beloved dogs & cats in Des Moines, IA

Our compassionate licensed veterinarians are available to help ease the pain of your beloved dog or cat at home, surrounded by loved ones.

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Des Moines & Surrounding Cities Service Area

Meet local veterinarians in Des Moines, IA serving pet parents with at-home pet euthanasia.

Find and book local veterinarians to support you through this difficult time in the comfort of your home providing loving and professional care in your pet's final moments, starting at $300 for at-home pet euthanasia and starting at $44 for aftercare & cremation.

Dr. Caitlin Klepper

Dr. Caitlin Klepper

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I'm a dedicated veterinarian with a strong passion for animals and their well-being. With 6 years of experience in veterinary services, I have honed my skills and expertise to provide top-notch care to dogs and cats. My primary focus is on delivering compassionate and personalized veterinary services to pets in the comfort of their own homes, particularly specializing in in-home pet euthanasia. Growing up on a Pulled Hereford farm in Lambertville, NJ, I was fortunate to be surrounded by animals and the animal care industry. My mother worked as a veterinary technician, and my father was involved with an animal pharmaceutical company. This upbringing immersed me in the world of animals from an early age. Alongside my hobbies of rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, and active participation in 4-H, I developed a deep appreciation for the unique bond between humans and animals. When the time came for college, I attended Clemson University, where I pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. It was during my time at Clemson that I also fell in love with football, further broadening my interests and experiences. Following my undergraduate studies, I moved to Kansas, where I had the privilege of spending time with my two living great-grandmothers. It was there that I delved into the public health program at Kansas State University while simultaneously preparing to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In 2016, my dedication and hard work paid off when I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Kansas State University. Equipped with a strong foundation and a burning passion for animal welfare, I embarked on my journey as an associate veterinarian just outside Kansas City. Over the course of six fulfilling years, I cultivated a deep appreciation for surgical procedures and the unique connections formed with clients and their beloved pets. In 2022, I made a life-changing decision to relocate to Iowa, where I established my own business. This endeavor allowed me to provide relief veterinary services to local clinics while also fulfilling my heartfelt commitment to offering in-home pet euthanasia services. It brings me great satisfaction to bring comfort and peace to pets and their owners during these challenging times. Beyond my professional life, farming holds a special place in my heart. I currently reside on a hobby farm, where I share my life with a variety of animals that have become cherished members of my family. I enjoy spending time outdoors, engaging in activities such as hiking, fishing, and hunting. During moments of relaxation, I find solace and creative expression in crafting, particularly through knitting. Among my personal pets are three delightful dogs—Finn, Jolene, and Trace—who provide endless joy and companionship to me and my family. Additionally, our four cats—Angus, Oliver, Lola, and Rooster—warm our hearts and keep the farm rodent-free. Alice and Hodie, our two lovable donkeys, play important roles as companions and protectors of our sheep. Our diverse poultry, including peafowl, ducks, and guineas, bring life and entertainment to the farm while contributing to its ecosystem. The friendly Gotland sheep not only have lovely personalities but also provide lambs and fleece every year, adding to the farm's vibrancy. For me, veterinary medicine is not just a profession but a true calling. It brings me immense happiness to care for animals and contribute to their well-being. Knowing that I am making a positive impact in the lives of both animals and their human companions is what drives me each day. With my extensive experience, genuine love for animals, and unwavering commitment to providing the best veterinary care, you can trust that your beloved pets will receive the utmost compassion and expertise under my care.

What is pet euthanasia?

Pet euthanasia is a compassionate procedure aimed at providing a painless and peaceful transition for an animal, ultimately putting an end to their suffering. While it is a challenging decision for pet owners to make, euthanasia becomes a choice of selfless kindness when a cherished pet's life is significantly impacted by old age, a terminal illness, or a traumatic injury. It is often regarded as the ultimate gift that a pet parent can give, bringing relief and an end to their beloved companion's pain.


Here is standard pricing but to find personalized pricing for your vet in Des Moines please begin a booking to view different options for your pet. Pricing is impacted by travel costs, your pet's weight and the type of cremation service you choose. For any questions, please call us at 833-263-2738.

Emergency Appointments

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice but we can't guarantee that. If this is a medical emergency and you are in need of assistance please see local resources below.

Cities Served Near Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines
Pleasant Hill
Polk City

Resources Near Des Moines, IA

Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals Near Des Moines, IA

If your pet has an urgent need for pet euthanasia and a veterinarian in our network isn't available, here are clinics and emergency hospitals for pets in need for end of life care.

One notable emergency veterinary clinic in Des Moines is the Iowa Veterinary Specialties (IVS). IVS offers 24/7 emergency services and has a team of experienced veterinarians and support staff who are trained to handle a wide range of emergencies. They have state-of-the-art facilities and advanced diagnostic equipment to provide prompt and accurate diagnoses. IVS also collaborates with primary care veterinarians to ensure continuity of care for their patients.

Another reputable emergency veterinary clinic in Des Moines is the Animal Emergency Center (AEC). AEC is open 24/7 and has a dedicated team of emergency veterinarians and technicians who are skilled in handling critical cases such as pet euthanasia. AEC also works closely with primary care veterinarians to provide seamless care for pets in need of emergency treatment.

The third prominent emergency veterinary clinic in Des Moines is the Iowa Veterinary Referral Center (IVRC). IVRC operates 24/7 and has a team of board-certified specialists in various fields, including pet euthanasia and aftercare. They have advanced medical equipment and facilities to provide specialized care for pets with complex medical conditions or emergencies. IVRC also offers referral services for primary care veterinarians seeking specialized expertise for their patients.

Here are other local pet clinics and hospitals near Des Moines:

Iowa Veterinary Specialties

6110 Creston Ave
Des Moines, IA50321
(515) 280-3100

Family Pet Veterinary Center

1215 Prospect Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 224-9747

Indianola Veterinary Clinic

2201 N Jefferson Way
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6201

University West Pet Clinic

8145 University Blvd
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 223-8185

Banfield Pet Hospital

11101 University Ave B,
Clive IA 50325
(515) 457-1381

Jordan Creek Animal Hospital

3401 EP True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 224-9500

BluePearl Pet Hospital

4631 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 727-4872

VCA Avondale Veterinary Hospital

4318 E Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA 50320
(515) 262-6111

Starch Pet Hospital

2222 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 283-1576

Dr. Caitlin Klepper was very personable and made the whole process reassuring and calm. She made sure we understood everything and explained the process. I couldn’t recommend her enough and I am so thankful for her.

Alisa H

Aug 20, 2023

Very professional

Dave B

Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Klepper was professional and understanding. She was able to make a difficult situation bearable. She gave us the time to say goodbye to our 20 year old cat.


Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Klepper was everything we could have hoped for during this difficult experience. My wife and I are so grateful. It was such a gift to say goodbye to our baby Millie gently and peacefully in our home.

Charlie G

Jun 9, 2023