About Us

Dr. Tanya Kjeldsberg:  

Licensed Veterinarian in the State of Utah 1998-present 

Utah Veterinary Medical Association member since 1998

American Veterinary Medical Association member since 1997

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree received at Colorado State University 1997

In Home Pet Euthanasia National Directory Member since 2012

Continued Education:  Memorializing Pet Loss;  48 hours in training with Dr. Kathleen Cooney, specialist in in-home euthanasia, founder of Home to Heaven (http://www.hometoheaven.net/);  Guidance by Dr. Karen Twyning, specialist in in-home euthanasia, founder of Pet Loss At Home (www.petlossathome.com).  

Licensed Veterinarian in the State of Montana June 16, 2014 

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Dr. Tanya on a bike ride with her 5 dogs.  

Dr. Tanya received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University in 1997.  She practiced small animal medicine for 6 years before becoming veterinarian for No More Homeless Pets in Utah performing high volume low cost spay and neuter surgery on a mobile clinic.  In 2012 she was contacted by a nation wide in-home euthanasia veterinary service (Pet Loss At Home) whom she joined for an interim until deciding to go independent.  She further sought out the expertise of veterinarian Dr. Kathleen Cooney, author of In-Home Pet Euthanasia Techniques For Veterinarians, visiting her center in Colorado.  April 2013 marks the first year of providing the gift of home euthanasia and feels deeply honored to have helped such loving people and their devoted companion animals.

Dr. Mary Jane Cionni:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997

Licensed in Alabama from 1997 – 2012

Licensed in Utah since 2012

Owner/Practitioner of Veterinary Private Practice from 2002-2012 Birmingham Alabama

Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1997

Certified in Pet Loss Companionship 2014

Owner of Gentle Hands Home Pet Euthanasia from 2013-2016

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Dr. Mary Jane graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in1997. She then started working in private practice and opened her own clinic in Birmingham Alabama in 2002. She remained there as the owner for 10 years before moving to Salt Lake City to be near her family. Since then, she has worked in end-of-life care and home euthanasia, with her own practice Gentle Hands Home Pet Euthanasia from 2013 -2016, after which she joined forces with Dr. Tanya and Peaceful Pet Departures.

Dr. Mary Jane has been licensed in the state of Utah since 2012, and was certified in Pet Loss companionship in 2014. She considers it  an honor and privilege to be able to help our beloved furry friends have a gentle and peaceful end of life transition.

Dr. Mary Jane lives in Sandy City with her Airedale Mix, Diesel, and her cat Bungi. She enjoys cycling, snowshoeing, hiking and fishing, and spending time with her family.

tkjeldsberg@gmail.com © Tanya Kjeldsberg 2012