Our Team

We have assembled a talented team of compassionate professionals to serve you and your pet.  Modeled after human hospice, we have a multidisciplinary team to meet your needs on the many levels necessary at this critical time in your pet’s life.

Founder and CEO

Tammy Wynn, MHA, LISW, RVT

Tammy Wynn, MHA, LISW, RVT Founder and Owner

Fellow animal lover and proud pet parent, Tammy Wynn, gets it!

She is…The Pet Loss Coach!!!

The final illness and death of a pet can be as traumatic as the loss of any loved one–sometimes more so.  But, unlike a person, there’s not much of a support network for grieving pet owners.  That’s why Tammy Wynn, a licensed social worker, hospice care specialist and Vet Tech, founded Angel’s Paws to give pets the same end of life support that their human owners get–plus help for the pet owners, too. Pet loss is a profound experience.

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Tammy was inspired to found Angel’s Paws when she lost two loved ones…with two very different experiences. When her father died of cancer he had hospice and pain care while the family also received help through the process of dying and grief. “They took the most difficult day of my life and made it manageable…” she said.

However, when her 18 year old cat died, she was single, alone and grieving. There was no pet hospice care for her dying cat or end-of-life plan. There was also no help for Tammy as she grappled with the loss of her feline companion of 18 years.

It was a lonely and spiritually confusing place and that’s when she received the calling to provide pets and their owners with the same end of life care and counseling that our human loved ones and their families receive. With that, she left her successful career as a consultant and began the 6 year trek to prepare for and open one of the first pet hospice’s in the country and the first practice in the country that provides complete end of life services from the time the terminal illness in the pet is diagnosed through the array of aftercare services.

Tammy is a licensed therapist with 30 years experience. During the 6 years of preparation to open Angel’s Paws, she took a job as a hospice social worker to fully understand hospice and its operation in order to bring it to the animal world. In the course of her work there, she realized that while a multi-disciplinary approach is used to deliver hospice care, the role of the nurse is pivotal. It then became clear that she needed to go to school to become a vet tech, the nursing equivalent in veterinary medicine, to truly bring the full spectrum of pet hospice to a reality. After graduating in 2009 from the University of Cincinnati, she began creating a space in Blue Ash to deliver this service to a much overlooked population. While all of the pet hospice services are provided in the pet’s own home, the facility in Blue Ash offers a place where healing can begin through such services as private, scheduled cremations, funeral-memorial services, grief counseling, adult support groups and a children’s bereavement center. In home euthanasia services are also available.

Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Kate Smith, DVM

Kate

Dr. Kate Smith graduated from Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, after earning her Bachelor’s from Xavier. She has worked with small animals and pocket pets, and particularly has enjoyed supporting the bond between pets and their people. She is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Kate joined Angel’s Paws part time in 2012 and became our first dedicated full-time vet in 2015. At home, Dr. Kate is mom to two two-legged kids, two dogs and three guinea pigs.

Clinical Director - Helen Furterer, RVT
Clinical Director
Helen Furterer, RVT

TracyHospice Team Member
Tracy Maimone, RVT
JohnGrief Counselor
John Wagner, LPCC-S

Nan
Client Coordinator
Nan Scardina

Partnering Veterinarians

We are delighted to announce that we are now partnering with Veterinary Clinics to provide their clients with complete end of life care for pets and the people who love them. All of these clinics are listed to the left. If your vet is on our list, please thank them for recognizing the difficulty of pet loss and the need for extra TLC at the end of your pet’s life. If your vet is not yet on our list, please encourage them to give us a call. We will set up a time to meet with them and explain our amazing service and show them how we can partner with them to be an important extension of their practice.

In Alphabetical Order:

Animal Hospital of West Chester
Animal Wellness Hospital
Baker House Animal Hospital
Banfield-Colerain
Banfield-Mason Montgomery Road
Beechmont Pet Hospital
Brinker Animal Hospital
Carey Animal Hospital
Cat Calls Cat Care
Cincinnati Animal Medical Center
Companion Care Animal Hospital
Cord Animal Hospital
Covedale Pet Hospital
Four Paws Veterinary Hospital
Hamilton Avenue Animal Hospital
Hillside Small Animal Hospital
House Vets for House Pets
Howell Avenue Pet Hospital
Kings Veterinary Hospital
Kyle Veterinary Hospital
Landen Animal Hospital
Lewis Animal Hospital
Liberty Veterinary Hospital
Lodder’s Plaza Animal Clinic
Madeira Veterinary Hospital
Mariemont Veterinary Clinic
Mason Animal Hospital
Mason Family Pet Hospital
Miami Township Animal Hospital
Miami Valley Animal Hospital
Middletown Animal Hospital
Mike’s Mobile Vet Service
Milford Animal Hospital
Milford Village Veterinary
Monfort Heights Animal Clinic
Mt. Healthy Animal Hospital
Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital
Oxford Veterinary Hospital
Park Plaza Animal Hospital
Paw Print Animal Hospital
Peach Grove Animal Hospital
Pet Alternative Therapy at Home
PetCare Animal Hospital
Pleasant Ridge Pet Hospital
Salt Run Veterinary Clinic
Towne Square Animal Clinic
VCA College Hill Animal Hospital
Veterinary Wellness Center
Dr. Hillary Voris
Waynesville Veterinary Hospital
West Side Animal Clinic
Dr. Lori Whitacre
Woodridge Veterninary Hospital
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