Journeys Mobile Veterinary Services was started by Dr. Candy Akers in 2013. In the beginning we were called ‘Graceful Journeys’ because we focused solely on end of life veterinary services such as hospice care and in-home euthanasia. Dr. Akers knew that the final journey of a pet from life to death was a very special experience. She has a special ‘gift’ in assisting pets and their families through this sensitive transition. After working for another in-home care provider, she thought about expanding hospice services and convenience for clients. In the summer of 2013, Candy’s god-mother, Grace, passed away and left a small inheritance to her. Dr. Candy Akers used this money to start up her own practice and represented her gratitude and honor by naming the business ‘Graceful Journeys’.
Along the way, Dr. Candy helped many pets with severe or chronic diseases by applying her integrative and holistic approach to medicine. Many pets were labeled as ‘end-of-life’ or terminal by conventional veterinary clinics. The news of her results, such as increased quality of life and disease reversal, traveled through friends and family members and soon more and more people were calling for her ‘holistic’ approach.
We changed our practice name and brand to represent our complete collection of services which will now provide pet care throughout the entire journey of life.
Life is truly a journey, not a destination. We journey and travel to your home, we provide care along your pet’s entire journey and we walk this journey alongside you and your pet on the road to optimal health.