What is Peaceful Goodbyes?

Peaceful Goodbyes is an at-home companion animal euthanasia service recommended by veterinarians in southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

The difficulty of saying goodbye to our trusted animal friends is one of the most emotional and devastating experiences any pet owner can endure. For many owners the sadness is magnified by the thought of the car ride to and from the animal hospital and waiting for the veterinary staff to attend to their pet on a stainless steel table in unfamiliar surroundings. Peaceful Goodbyes provides a gentle way of eliminating this painful and anguished trip to the veterinary hospital. Dr. Mark Ferris' impassioned mission with Peaceful Goodbyes is to make that darkest day a little less dark for the pet owner.

About Dr. Mark D. Ferris

Dr. Mark Ferris graduated from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a BS in Biology. Following four wonderful years in Blacksburg, Virginia, he moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he spent the next four years in veterinary school. In May of 1987 he received his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After graduation he moved north and accepted a position as an associate at the Chester Veterinary Clinic in Chester, West Virginia, where he began his career in mixed animal practice. In 1990 he became a partner and began developing many lifelong friendships with the dairy farmers, equine enthusiasts and small animal clients in the tri-state area.

In 1998, with his wife Patty, he purchased Hilltop Animal Hospital in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania from Dr. Leonard “Bud” Pensis. Over the years, his practice grew and he hired an associate. In 2009 Dr. Ferris added on to the facility including an advanced surgical suite. In the fall of 2016, he sold the practice, which allowed him to pursue the idea of helping pet owners with end-of-life decisions in the comfort of their own surroundings.

In April of 2017, Dr. Ferris joined the staff of Five Points Veterinary Clinic in Hopewell, PA on a part time basis. Over the course of 18 months, he developed long lasting relationships with staff and clients at this animal hospital.