Our goal at Journey Home Veterinary service is to provide gentle, loving passings and, when desired by families, and to provide care and therapies for pets during the end of their journeys through hospice and palliative care. Any pet with a life or quality of life-threatening disease or condition, may benefit from a hospice or palliative care plan–we want to give more good days to our best companions, in the comfort of their very favorite place—home.
Dr. Stephanie Kotas
Dr. Stephanie Kotas, owner and veterinarian of Journey Home Vet, was born and raised in Colorado and is proud to raise her young family in her home state. She was the kid who always answered “a vet!” when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and her passion for veterinary medicine continues to grow. Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care and Veterinary Acupuncture, Dr. Stephanie started working as a home euthanasia practitioner after losing her beloved heart kitty, Rogue, and leaned on a similar service during their time of need. She strives to provide exceptional, loving, compassionate service to all her patients and their human families and looks forward to providing families quality time with their pets guided by hospice and palliative care.
Stephanie’s furry family includes a very handsome hound mix, Griswold, a dignified sweater-wearing senior tuxedo kitty, Napoleon, and a sweet-as-pie black cat named Dave. In her free time, her hobbies include refinishing furniture, laughing at cat videos, reading, cooking and baking, hiking, trying to keep up with her three young daughters and husband (and, occasionally, sneaking in a nap).