Kiva James, DVM
As a lifetime animal lover and pet owner, I understand that preparing to say goodbye can be one of the most heart wrenching decisions family members will ever have to make. Thus, I’ve felt led to guide families through this difficult process.
My journey towards helping animals in need started from early childhood, whether it was rescuing stray cats, feeding stray dogs my lunch or insisting that my father stop the car to pick up a wounded bird on my way to school. After completing a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology at University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, I went on to attend veterinary school at the University of Florida.
My years in general practice and also working with a large in home pet hospice and euthanasia organization has helped me to realize my passion and divine calling for this unique niche of veterinary care. This experience has enriched my life and impacted the lives of hundreds of families whose pets I have provided end of life care for. I recognize that being entrusted with such an important task at this vulnerable time is a profound honor.
I have been very blessed with a supportive husband, 3 loving and bold children who challenge me daily to be the best mom I can be. My 2 cats and 1 pit bull mix complete our little family. With life’s demands pulling me along so many different paths, I still always make time for refueling my spirit with craft projects, cake baking and decorating, keeping active with Zumba or anything that resembles dance, relaxing at the Spa and keeping that one day sacred for family time and worship so that I never lose focus of my purpose.