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Meet the Heaven at Home Staff

Dr. Laurie Brush

Dr. Brush is the founder of Heaven at Home Pet Hospice. She is a graduate of Kalamazoo College (BA) and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Michigan State University. As a practicing vet since 1998, she became involved in the movement toward in-home palliative care and euthanasia, beginning with her own 17-year-old rescue dog, Herkemer. Through her personal experience, she became a passionate advocate for peaceful at-home transitions. She is a member of…

Dr. Amy Hoss

DVM, CAETA

Dr. Hoss wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. Growing up, her family had several cats and a family dog, Maggie. Maggie had several health problems that required taking her to veterinary specialists. A young…

Dr. Laura Tay

DMV

Dr. Tay grew up in Grand Rapids where she attended Forest Hills Central High School. She has worked as a veterinarian in and around Grand Rapids for twenty years. She earned her BA in biology at Kenyon College in Ohio…

Dr. Katie Tillman

DVM

Dr. Tillman has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was in 4th grade. She was born and raised in Southeast Michigan and received a BA in Biology from Oakland University and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Michigan…

Dr. Kim Barnes

DVM

Dr. Barnes has loved all animals since she was little and wanted “one of everything”. Growing up in West Michigan and participating in 4-H ultimately led her to a career in Veterinary Medicine. She began her undergraduate education at Grand…

Kim

Practice Manager

Kim became a part of Heaven at Home in May of 2018 and is now Practice Manager. She has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years, in both general practice and at emergency hospitals. Kim feels very…

Mary

Care Coordinator

Mary joined the Heaven at Home team in September of 2016. She has worked many years caring for animals both at the Humane Society as well as at various veterinary clinics. During that time Mary developed an acute awareness of…

Kathryn

Care Coordinator

Kathryn joined Heaven at Home in November of 2018. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids and has always had a passion for animals. In high school, Kathryn had an opportunity to do an internship at a local veterinary…

Johnnie Thompson

Hospice Coordinator

Johnnie joined the Heaven at Home team at the start of 2021. He comes from a background in both general practice and emergency medicine, where he found his niche in helping families navigate difficult times with their pets. Johnnie spent…