Audra Pompeani, VMD, PhD

SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania, Veterinary Medical Doctor, 2013; Princeton University, PhD, Molecular Biology, 2009

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO: I'm grateful for the opportunity to provide support to people during what can be the hardest part of pet ownership. Preserving and nurturing the human-animal bond has always been one of my primary motivations as a veterinarian, and this work allows me to help maintain and celebrate that relationship through the end of life. End-of-life care is an emotional journey and truly a time when there is so much love between pets and their families. I am honored to be there for you and your pet during these difficult, yet heart-filled moments. Knowing that I can provide some comfort, no matter how great or small, during this difficult transition is profound.

BEST WAY TO START THE DAY: With a cup of coffee and chihuahua snuggles.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."  ~ Helen Keller