About Us

Peaceful Pets is a company designed to provide the quality of care in end of life situations, such as hospice, to the animal world. Whether it is a geriatric pet or a terminally ill pet, saying goodbye and preparing for life without them can be difficult. It is with this in mind that Peaceful Pets will offer advice and care plans to ease and prevent suffering in your beloved pets.

Dr. Kelly McDermott.

Peaceful Pets is owned and operated by Dr. Kelly McDermott. She graduated with a BVSc from Massey University in 2011. She has spent the last few years providing small animal veterinary medicine, and has realised the need and desires for pet owners to have home based pet care. Growing up in the United States, she was exposed to all sorts of pets from temporary wild pigs, snakes, and alligators, to the more common dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, hampsters, gerbils and fish. As such, she understands the human- animal bond, and unfortunately has experienced the end of life scenario many times. While it is never easy, knowing that she is easing suffering and pain allows her to provide end of life care gratefully. Kelly currently has a small mob of 2 large boisterous dogs and three rescue cats who constantly vie for her attention. As well she greatly enjoys the amazing NZ outdoors, by scuba diving and playing sports (when she’s not broken!)

Melanie Bromwich

Melanie Bromwich is a 2012 graduate of Massey University, earning her BVSc. Like Kelly, she also grew up in the United States, and moved to New Zealand in 2007 to attend veterinary school. She has spent the last few years working part time in both small animal and equine medicine, and staying at home with her young son Patrick. Melanie is married to Cory, an engineer in the New Zealand Army, and has 3 dogs and 3 cats, with 2 of the dogs having moved over with her to New Zealand from the United States. She is very passionate about animal care, and believes that by doing this service, she is helping owners give one last, great gift to their beloved family members. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys working out, playing poker, spending time with her family, and reading.

"Like all vets I hated doing this, painless though it was, but to me there has always been a comfort in the knowledge that the last thing these helpless animals knew was the sound of a friendly voice and the touch of a gentle hand." ~James Herriot

What We Offer

  • In- home consultation
  • End stage care plans and treatment
  • Sedation to ensure pain free goodbyes
  • Humane euthanasia in a place of your choosing
  • Cremation options (disposal, scatter boxes, wooden urns)
  • Memorial keepsake (clay paws, laser engraved crystals)


See our pricing

Currently servicing the Manawatu & Wellington regions.
Veterinary home based, compassionate pet care.

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