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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 the…

Dr. Amy Hoss

DVM, Medical Director

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

DVM

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…

Dr. Chelsea Chrisman

DVM

Dr. Chrisman grew up in Greenville, Michigan. She attended Ferris State University where she obtained a BS in biology. She then attended Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2020 with her DVM degree.…

Dr. Chris O’Rourke

DVM, CHPV

Dr. Chris O’Rourke grew up in Clarkston, MI, and attended Michigan State University, where she received her DVM. Based on her 34 years of veterinary experience, Dr. O’Rourke has become a passionate advocate for peaceful and painless…

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…

Paula

Care Coordinator

Paula joined the Heaven at Home team in February of 2023. She grew up in the woods, east of Grand Rapids, and has always been an animal lover - from domestic rabbits, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and horses, to rescued…