About Us

Dr. Michelle Scotti

“After 21 years in private practice I am still humbled by the unique and enduring bonds I see between pets and their people. 

The loss of a beloved pet is part of a private family experience. I have always felt privileged to share these moments with my clients, and tried to make the euthanasia process as dignified and peaceful as possible.

I believe that at-home pet euthanasia is the most compassionate way for us to honor our loved ones and the incredible journey we’ve shared.

–Michelle Scotti

Dr. Michelle Scotti, licensed veterinarian, with one of many dogs and cats that share her life.Dr. Michelle Scotti has practiced small animal veterinary medicine in the Richmond, Virginia area since 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, and holds a degree in economics from Brown University.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Scotti met her husband, Dr. Chris Scotti, in veterinary school. They have two children and “many” pets.


Sheila is our client care and support coordinator.  With over 25 years of experience in veterinary clinics, she will now be working remotely as the main point of contact for Journey’s End.  She will answer phone calls, respond to emails and schedule appointments.  Her many years as a veterinary receptionist talking with thousands of clients, supporting them as they made difficult decisions about their pets as well as the many pets that she has loved over the years, gives her the ability to empathize and relate to how heart wrenching it is when our beloved pets are in their final days.   She will spend whatever time is necessary talking with a client with the compassion and understanding that they need.  Sheila shares her life with several dogs and cats, chickens, two horses and two miniature donkeys (and also her husband, Greg).