Due to COVID-19, at-home appointments will be offered with some restrictions in place. Read more about the changes here.

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.

Palliative Care

Home palliative care for pets

Specialized end-of-life care in the comfort of home.

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Humane Euthanasia

Pet euthanasia at home

The most peaceful goodbye for pets and their families in the comfort of home.

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Compassionate care for pets

Cremation services and personalized memorial options.

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Dr Jeff Berkshire, DVM, MSc

Dr. Berkshire has practiced small animal medicine and surgery for over 15 years. Originally from Nova Scotia, he fell in love with Vancouver while studying at the University of British Columbia. In 2015 he founded Lifting Stars Pet Homecare, a mobile veterinary service. Dr. Berkshire believes in the benefit of providing care in the place where your pet feels most comfortable—at home.

Dr. Berkshire’s Professional Memberships:

• Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

• College of Veterinarians of British Columbia

• International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

• Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement


Your Pet’s Quality of Life

Assess 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?

There is never a good day to say goodbye, even when we know it is the right thing to do. Ohio State University has prepared an article to help guide pet owners in making this difficult decision.

Read “How Do I Know When It’s Time?” 

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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Our clients’ memorials to their late pets have offered comfort to others. You’re not alone in your loss.

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