Compassionate Crossings, LLC offers in-home pet euthanasia appointments for the Birmingham area that best suit your schedule. Our appointments are typically scheduled for what would be considered "after hours"- meaning weeknights and weekends. For you as the pet owner, this means that it won't require taking time away from work for a visit to your veterinary office. It will also allow for an evening or weekend to process the overwhelming emotions prior to having to return to work or routine weekly activities. Clients are encouraged to book appointments in advance, but we will also try our very best to accommodate same day appointments for those with very sick pets. We welcome the entire family to be present, or you may be more comfortable making other arrangements for some of the younger members of the family during our visit. Compassionate Crossings, LLC will handle all of the aftercare requests and arrangements, taking the burden and stress out of your hands. Our aftercare options are easy to navigate on our website, and all you have to do is make the decision. Cremated remains and memorial products will be hand delivered back to your doorstep by one of our team members.
We do not offer quality of life consults or hospice care. Compassionate Crossings, LLC offers in-home euthanasia appointments only. We expect that our euthanasia clients have been working closely with their veterinarian to manage and palliate illnesses. When our in-home services are requested, we are assuming that the illness has progressed beyond treatment, quality of life is diminishing, and you as the pet owner have already made the decision that euthanasia is now the kindest and most selfless option for your beloved pet. If you are considering whether or not our services are right for your pet's needs, please consult your routine veterinarian and you can also access the quality of life scale available on our grief resources page. If our euthanasia services are utilized, we will contact your veterinarian to let them know of your pet's passing.
Dr. Lindsay Floyd is the Founder and CEO of Compassionate Crossings. She is a native of Hoover, AL, graduated from Hoover High School in 1999, and then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2007. She completed an internship in Medicine and Surgery in Greensboro, NC before moving to Charleston, SC where she lived and practiced for 4 years. She moved back home to Hoover in 2012 and settled down in Bluff Park with her partner Ross, their 3 dogs and 2 cats. Dr. Floyd works full time at her practice in Lincoln, AL where she has been since 2015. Her special interests are surgery and exotic mammals, and she has gained quite the following of tiny furry creatures at her clinic. When she’s not busy doing veterinary things (which is rare), her favorite hobbies include gardening and traveling.
A lover of all animals, Ross earned his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Auburn University. He works primarily in the public sector and as an adjunct professor teaching subjects ranging from Social Psychology to Advanced Personnel Psychology. Although Ross is not licensed in the veterinary field, he serves as the COO for Compassionate Crossings performing operational tasks related to the day-to-day operations, development, and the growth of customer services provided by the business (e.g., website design, merchant processing, online Client Intake Form, etc.). He never knows what type of work Lindsay may bring home with her, but welcomes the opportunity to assist in the care of animals in need. When he's not working, he enjoys traveling, exercising, and whitewater rafting.
Originally from Helena, AL, Dr. Lydia Wade graduated from UAB with a major in biology and minor in chemistry before completing her Master's in Public Health (Industrial Hygiene). She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2014. Dr. Wade still works primarily out of her clinic in Homewood, but seized the opportunity to extend her passion for animals and desire to better assist families at their homes by joining us at Compassionate Crossings. When she's not spoiling her two cats and two dogs at home, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and admits she could get lost in a plant store for hours.
Originally from Tuscaloosa, AL, Dr. Julia Anna Ezell graduated from UGA with a major in biology and avian biology before completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2016. Dr. Ezell still works primarily out of her clinic in Birmingham, but always had a profound respect for humane euthanasia and desired to give clients and their pets a peaceful and compassionate transition by joining us at Compassionate Crossings. When she's not spoiling her three cats and two dogs at home, she enjoys traveling, reading thrillers and romcoms, and spending time with her fiancé, family (she's the youngest of seven siblings) and friends.
At Compassionate Crossings, LLC, we strive to offer humane and compassionate in-home pet euthanasia for dogs, cats and other small animals in the Birmingham area. It is important to us to be able to provide our community with the option of this service, allowing our clients to choose to keep their pets in the comfort of their own home where they can feel safe and relaxed. We want to make this transition as seamless as possible by providing convenient service hours and handling all of the aftercare responsibilities. We treat each family as if it were our own family, recognizing this is a time of grief and sadness that should be addressed with love, kindness, and patience.
Dr. Floyd recognizes a need in the community for a mobile euthanasia service. Euthanasia is the final stage of pet ownership, and the majority of clients are now requesting in-home euthanasia visits. It makes absolute sense for this final act of love to take place where your pet is most comfortable, surrounded by everything familiar. This alleviates the stress of moving a giant breed dog that can no longer walk on his own, or moving an arthritic dog that gets nervous during car rides, or putting a very stressed kitty in the carrier that she absolutely hates. There is no longer a need for a potentially long wait with your sick pet in a crowded waiting room. With Compassionate Crossings, LLC, your pet never has to leave his favorite spot on the couch.
Check out Dr. Lindsay Floyd as she discusses the need for our in-home pet euthanasia services serving the Greater Birmingham area.