Lifting Stars is a mobile veterinary service offering veterinary palliative care, humane pet euthanasia, and compassionate veterinary end-of-life services all in the comfort of your home. We provide services in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.

Home palliative care for pets

Home palliative care for pets

Suffering through a prolonged illness is hard enough on pets and their caregivers even without extended stays at a vet clinic. Dr. Jeffrey Berkshire offers specialized veterinary palliative medical care in your home. Learn more >>

Pet euthanasia at home

Pet euthanasia at home

Euthanasia is one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever have to make for your pet. Our goal is to provide this service with as little external stress as possible, within the comfort of your own home.
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Compassionate care for pets

Compassionate care for pets

You have given your pet the best care throughout their life. We will help you both through this final stage of their life with compassion, care, and love.
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Lifting Stars Pet Homecare

You have given your pet the best possible options for care throughout all stages of life. Lifting Stars Pet Homecare supports dog, cat and small mammal owners in Greater Vancouver through the difficult time of your pet’s end-of-life. We provide recommendations for palliative care of your beloved pet and, when deemed appropriate, compassionate and humane euthanasia in the peace and comfort of home.

Dr. Jeff Berkshire, DVM, MSc, has practiced small animal medicine and surgery for over 12 years. Originally from Nova Scotia, he fell in love with Vancouver when studying at the UBC. He works at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital as a locum veterinarian in addition to offering mobile veterinary services through Lifting Stars Pet Homecare.

Jeff is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.

Your Pet’s Quality of Life

Calculate Your Pet’s Quality of Life

When your pet is unwell, it can be hard to take an objective view of their suffering. Use this resource to help assess your pet's quality of life.

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When is it time to say goodbye?

When is it time to say goodbye?

Dr. Berkshire will come to your home to discuss your pet’s health, examine your pet, discuss the findings with you, and guide you in evaluating your pet’s quality of life.

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Grief Resources

Grief Resources

The passing of a pet can be one of the most painful experiences of your life. Here are some resources to help you cope with grief.

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Memorials

Memorials

Read some of the touching memorials written by our clients to their pets.

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