Vet Serves in Austin, MN

Dr. Katie Elder

Verified Veterinarian

Why I provide at-home pet euthanasia

When I was doing volunteer work in shelters, I once saw kittens die because they were too young to be on their own. There weren't enough resources to help them at such a young age, and I wasn't in a position to offer help or end their suffering. I wanted to be in a place where I could make a difference for the vulnerable. Now, I want to provide in-home euthanasia because it's a conclusion and a peaceful ending, and because there's a need for it where I live. In-home euthanasia gives pets a comfortable conclusion and offers their owners closure.


Undergraduate: LaGrange College - 2014

Veterinary Medicine: University of Missouri - 2018

  • Based InAustin, MN
  • Service areasAustin, MN and Surrounding Areas
  • Work Experience5+ years
  • Animals ServedAll Dogs & Cats, Small Mammals (includes rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, pygmy hedgehogs, sugar gliders, ferrets), Rabbits, Amphibian / Reptile
  • Notice Required2 hours

General availability


Availability each week can vary based on demand and scheduling. Please provide a minimum 2 hour advance notice for all bookings.

Services provided

At home pet euthanasia

Dr. Katie Elder will help your beloved pet transition peacefully in the comfort of of their home, surrounded by loved ones

Est. CostStarting at $300

Pet cremation

Dr. Katie Elder will arrange and handle all of your cremation needs, including careful and loving transportation of your pet to the crematorium through private or communal process handled

Est. CostFrom $75 - $165

Keep Sakes

Clay paw prints, wooden urns with personalizations available with ashes returned

Est. CostFrom $30 - $250

Quality of life consult

Schedule a 1-on-1 with a vet over a virtual conference call or at home.

Est. CostStarting at $175