Clare Rathjens, DVM

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Dr. Rathjens is passionate about helping families have the best goodbye possible. While every appointment is deeply sad, she feels deeply honored to guide dogs and cats and their families through this important transition. She feels that a putting beloved pets to sleep in a calm, thoughtful, and loving manner is one of the most wonderful thing we can do for our fur babies at their end of their lives.

Dr. Rathjens is a licensed veterinarian in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University. Prior to founding Tranquility Veterinary Services, she worked in general private practice in the DC area. She is 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 senior beagle-pitbull mix. When not helping pets and their families, Dr. Rathjens cares for her daughter, travels, and tries to keep up with her yoga, crafts, and cooking.