Dedicated to taking the stigma out of end of life care, creating a space where we can have honest conversations about your wishes and needs.
Kara Abeyta, DVM, CHPV
When a beloved pet companion is given a terminal diagnosis or is showing a decline in quality of life, it is not uncommon for us to feel tremendous grief. My passion is to use my experience and knowledge to help you navigate this stage of life.
My background education includes a BS and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2003. After graduation, I moved to Hawaii, back to Michigan, and then finally found my home here in Winter Garden, Florida in 2009 practicing as an associate and relief small animal veterinarian. I then completed a 2 year certification as a Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian to focus my love for animal care to specialize in providing a peaceful end of life journey and created Heavenly Paws House Calls with Dr. Kiva in September 2019.
In addition to being a hospice veterinarian, I'm also a mother and forever student of life. In my time away from this calling, you may find me bike riding the West Orange Trail with my daughter, working towards yoga teacher training certification, snuggling with our cats Figaro and Ritz while Porter our dog tries to get all the attention, and spending time with God through prayer and meditation.
But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.