Dr. Sernik with her greyhoundsHello,

     I am Dr. Sharon Sernik.  I grew up in New Orleans, and earned my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin.  I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 1994.  I have been married since 1992, have 3 wonderful children, and an assortment of pets.  After Veterinary school, I moved to Florida with my husband, where we lived for 18 years.  I had a small animal practice in Orlando, but sold it when we moved to New Hampshire to pursue work opportunities for my husband, who is an engineer.

     Both as a veterinarian and as a pet parent, I truly understand the bond between a person and an animal.  Animals are pure souls and give us their love and acceptance unconditionally.  They trust us to do what is right for them.  Deciding when and how to let them go is one of the hardest decisions we have to make.

     I have put my own pets to sleep in my home, and wanted to offer this option to others.  I have had many pets, and each one was a special soul to me.  Being able to say goodbye to them at home, knowing that they were as comfortable as possible, made that final, difficult goodbye a little easier.

     I try to be as gentle as possible and to minimize stress for both pets and owners at this most difficult time.  This is more than a job for me; it is a calling.

 

     Below is a video interview of Dr. Sernik by the Nashua Telegraph newspaper: