Life is a balance of holding on and letting go
— Rumi
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Client Testimonials


“Read the reviews and know they are absolutely genuine.  I don't know how he can do it, but Dr. Brian Van Horn is truly blessed with the ability to make you feel at peace in what is potentially one of the more difficult moments of your life.”

— Ryan M.

“My family and I cannot thank Dr. Brian Van Horn and Jennifer enough for their excellent service and compassion during this very emotional process.”

— Anna Marie l.

“My little Beeps was a hospice dog on palliative care and would not get any better. My little guy got to leave this world tucked into my jacket (his favorite place), feeling safe and cosy, and listening to my heartbeat. Dr. Van Horn, thank you so much.  I don't think i could have done it without you.”

—a. kAY.

“Dr. Van Horn was incredibly knowledgeable about the health symptoms and issues of my nearly 16 year old cat.  He was very kind, patient and detailed in his explanation of Boo's medical issues. He gave me ample information, time, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions/process my emotions. I highly recommend him for these difficult transitions with a beloved pet.”

— A. Pluto


“Dr. Van Horn and his tech, Jenn gave our beloved 15 year old dog Malcolm the best of care during his last year of life. They are extremely knowledgeable, and caring people.”

— Anna l.

“Thank you so much for making this impossibly hard process as peaceful for my dog as it could've possibly been. They make sure you know what will happen and what the costs are before the appointment, and they walk you through everything over on the phone. Dr. Van Horn was kind, empathetic, and understanding, and made us feel very comfortable right away.”

— Sienna c.

“Golden Gate Hospice provided the most supportive and helpful service I could imagine at a time when our family needed it most.  The veterinarians and support staff provided a perfect balance of compassion, patience, support and guidance to our family.”

— john l.

“I cannot express how grateful I am for Dr. Van Horn and Jennifer. They were patient, emotionally supportive, and professional, through and through. No one wants to say goodbye to their furry family members. But if you must, I recommend Dr. Van Horn and his team.”

— stephen n.