Clare Rathjens, DVM

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Dr. Rathjens is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to founding Tranquility Veterinary Services, she worked in general private practice in the DC area. Dr. Rathjens' interest in veterinary medicine was ignited when her beloved family dog became ill when she was in high school, and she has since clarified that interest into a passion for helping people and their pets through the pet's entire lifecycle and supporting pet parents during difficult times with their pets. 

When it is time to say your final goodbyes to a beloved pet, Dr. Rathjens will come to your home for an unhurried, gentle, and dignified visit. At home, you can take your time sharing stories and information with Dr. Rathjens, and she can observe your pet in their natural environment.

Dr. Rathjens is a licensed veterinarian in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She is Fear-Free certified and a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). She lives in DC with her family, which includes her husband, daughter, and beagle-pitbull mix. When not with pets and their families, Dr. Rathjens cares for her daughter, travels, and tries to keep up with her yoga, crafts, and cooking.