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Dr. Jenn Winnick, DVM, CHPV

Certified Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian

Dr. Jenn Winnick grew up surrounded by animals – from dogs and cats to hamsters and horses. Inspired by the constant, unconditional love they gave, she began a journey culminating when she received her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

In the fall of 2011, Dr. Winnick said good-bye to Kelley, her best friend, and confidant of thirteen years. Kelley was a remarkable companion. Present through all the ups and downs of life, relationships, veterinary school, and post-graduate training; she was always there offering unconditional love. It was an honor to be able to help her best friend pass in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by loved ones and familiar surroundings.

Having the personal experience of going through all the challenges of end of life care and finally euthanasia for Kelley, Dr. Winnick has a unique understanding for the difficulties and struggles of both her patients and owners during this time of life transition. Wanting to help ease the anxieties for all and make the end of life transition a peaceful and comfortable experience, Dr. Winnick started Peaceful Pathways in 2011.

Dr. Winnick is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, and the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management. In October 2017, she was among the first veterinarians in the world to become certified in animal hospice and palliative care, earning her the title CHPV. Currently, her family consists of Luna, her 9-year-old calico kitty; Shanti, her black kitty of unknown age (he is a rescue who was just dropped off), Dugan, a 13-year-old pit bull rescue, and Murphy, a 13-year-old cocker spaniel mix rescue.

Dr. Chrissy Metzger, VMD

Dr. Chrissy Metzger, VMD


Dr. Chrissy Metzger, originally from New York, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Metzger has been practicing here in the Bay Area for over 10 years.

Although end of life care is emotional and difficult, Dr. Metzger understands the honor in helping families during this difficult life transition. Providing comfort to her patients and families is rewarding and gives special meaning to her role as a veterinarian. Always working hard to ensure the preservation of the human-animal bond is her primary goal when helping her clients and their beloved companions.

Compassionate end-of-life care for your beloved companion

Peaceful Pathways is devoted to ensuring your pet's final chapter is written to include as much comfort and dignity as possible. Please see our service area map below. If you are outside of the area, please contact us for travel rates.

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Service Area

San Francisco, Peninsula and South Bay communities.

Extended travel is possible (may incur an additional fee).

Mailing Address

2625 Middlefield Rd #290
Palo Alto, CA 94306


Phone Hours
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 1pm

Appointment Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 1:30pm