The Caret​akers 

Animal Care

End-of-Life Care for Pets & Their People

📞 619-373-4108

7 Days a week 7am - 7pm

Elizabeth - Founder - RScP, AHP

Animal Hospice Consultant & Educator 

Licensed Spiritual Practitioner


Elizabeth met her first pet Fiona - a white cat - in her mid twenties. Fiona was a game-changer. What she didn't know at that time was that Fiona would leave a legacy of pet hospice that Elizabeth would follow after she cared for her for over a year in hospice. Elizabeth continued to gravitate towards pet hospice, working in holistic veterinary care and animal lifestyles as a writer, a holistic pet food consultant and a pet loss and grief professional. Working for a mobile veterinary euthanasia service for six years, she saw a gap that was not being filled - the need for more options, more education and more support for caregivers and their companion animals at end-of-life. She then acquired her animal hospice practitioner education (Animal Hospice Group) while fulfilling a promise to the animal kingdom - "I shall journey with you to the end and your voice will be heard, your preferences honored and your legacy engraved upon the hearts of those that loved you."  Elizabeth is very comfortable talking about death and she wants animal caregivers to know all their options She is supported by JJ - the sweetest Pittie on the planet, Stella Blue - the goofy Staffy, Ischa - the full-on-cat, Orlagh Jean - the blue and green eyed Princess, and Oonagh - the sweetest girlie cat ever. 

Gail -  DiHoM. 


Emotion Code Practitioner

Gail began using homeopathy in 1996 to treat her daughter for chronic ear infections. After witnessing not only her daughters’ profound healing results but also the ensuing restored state of over-all well-being, Gail went on to complete a four-year course of Classical Homeopathy and graduated from the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California. She has been practicing homeopathic medicine for people since 2003. She is drawn to pet hospice and pet parents who are supporting their beloved animals with pet hospice. Gail has witnessed her own animals pass peacefully and naturally and feels homeopathy is designed to support pet parents during this rewarding yet challenging time. "Our animals bear a love for us that is so deep and freely given. They extend the gift of showing us how to love with our whole heart. I honor the human-animal bond and dedicate myself to the care of deeply bonded caregivers."  Gail is supported by Kayla, a most gentle soul, the Cleveland National Forest and Med, her devoted husband. 

Registered with NCH - National Center for Homeopathy

Dr. Laura Hady -  DVM 

Resource Educator

Dr. Laura Hady was born in the small mountain community of High Rolls, New Mexico where she grew up in a family of fourteen children. Her interest in agriculture led her to obtaining a Bachelors of Animal Science from New Mexico State University in 1991 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1995. She spent the first eight years of her career in mobile and general mixed practice. Laura found her niche in physical rehabilitation and became certified in this veterinary specialty by the University of Tennessee in 2003. She started the first physical rehabilitation clinic for animals in the state of New Mexico with the mission to create comfort and mobility for animals in a fun, motivational, and educational environment. She undertook a Masters in Public Health soon after starting veterinary medical missions where she could help animals and their owners in Haiti. Her interest in writing and the human and animal bond has led her to The Caretakers where she has taken on the role of resource educator and review of medical records. Laura is emotionally and physically supported by four rescue dogs, two cats, a daughter in college and a wonderful husband named Pat.

Dr. Yasson -  DVM

Veterinary Homeopath

Dr Michele Yasson is a holistic homeopathic veterinarian since 1987, the first veterinary student of noted veterinary homeopath Dr. Richard Pitcairn. She is a pioneering elder in the field of holistic veterinary medicine and telemedicine. She has a long history of a broad range of success treating severe chronic issues, many considered incurable - from cancer to behavioral problems - as well as starting puppies and kittens on the road to optimal health and longevity, all by phone and video consultation. Her hobbies range from endurance running, biking, swimming, and triathlon (an 8-time Ironman finisher) to playing guitar and ukulele and studying A Course in Miracles. She lives with and loves dearly - Zoe the incorrigible Chihuahua, Ru the sweet Blackmouth Cur, Willy II the very chatty Siamese, and JoAnn the Colonel.

BS Rutgers Univ ’81

DVM Univ of Missouri ’85

Cert Richard Pitcairn Advanced Pro Vet Homeopathy

Cert International Vet Acupuncture Society

Professional organizations:

AVMA (Amer Vet Med Asso)

AHVMA (Amer Holistic Vet Med Asso)

Founding member AVH (Acad of Vet Homeopathy)

IVAS (Int’ll Vet Acupuncture Society)

NCH (Nat Center for Homeopathy)

NYSVMS (New York State Vet Med Society)

FVMA (Florida Vet Med Asso)