Providing loving care, support and relief

Let us come to you.

Full Circle offers services to pet owners who wish to have their pets' end of life care in the comfort of their own home.

The Full Circle: A compassionate way to say goodbye.

Your pet is a cherished friend and companion. When it’s time to say goodbye, it can be one of the most difficult experiences of your relationship. Dr. Carrie Donahue founded Full Circle in the hopes of creating a different way for pets and their owners to say their final goodbyes: in peace and with kindness in the home setting.

As you enter this end-of-life journey with your pet, we are here to help you with expertise, compassion, and tenderness as you progress down the path. We can provide insight to help you determine when the time is right, comforting care to ease the passage of the last days, and peaceful euthanasia to make the final moments together a gentle memory. Every beautiful journey comes Full Circle. 

Our mission.

Our mission to pets and their loving owners is the most important part of who we are.  We aim to provide gentle, compassionate care and to help you with the end of life issues surrounding your pet, including medical assessment and consultation services palliative and hospice care, and in-home pet euthanasia.  Our services also include cremation and body care, and helping guide you in your grieving process to the best of our ability.


What Sets us Apart

Full Circle operates on a very personal level, ensuring that we are doing exactly what our clients need for their pets.  Everything we do is personalized to the family and we will always move at the pace that each of our clients is most comfortable with. 

We are 100% focused on your needs during this difficult transition with your pet. We understand that each experience is different, and we are here to provide the support and compassion that you need.

Areas We Service

We provide in-home services in the Madison and Dane County area. 

Other locations outside of Dane County are available, just contact us and we can coordinate a visit.  Home visits over 30 minutes outside of Madison will include a small travel fee, please call us for specific pricing.  

Hours and Availability

We provide scheduled and short notice care because we know it is so important to be available when needed.  We make every effort to respond to calls as quickly as possible, as a part of our commitment to compassionate and care.  

We provide scheduled and shorter-notice care, and make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.  We are available to answer phone calls Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm.  Outside of these hours, we can be reached through our email address at​.


If you are interested in chatting directly with Dr. Carrie about your pet or would like to schedule a video consultation and assessment, please let us know!  We would love to set that up with you, it is a great way to communicate directly with the veterinarian without having a home visit. 

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There are no goodbyes for us.


Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.  


Let Full Circle and Dr. Carrie Donahue help you in your time of need. We come to your home to offer assistance and advice about your pet’s needs, as well as services to make your pet’s final journey a peaceful time for them and for your family. Please reach out to us today by phone, email or text to learn more.  

Zen Stones
Black Dog
Ragdoll Cat

Ask the animals,

and they will teach you, 

the beauty of this Earth.

St. Francis of Assisi




Our Story

Full Circle Veterinary Care was established in 2010 by Dr. Carrie Donahue, who has served the Madison and Milwaukee communities for many years. The initial concept of Full Circle began when she realized that this was where her passion lay:  a focus on making the end of pets' lives an essential aspect of veterinary care.  Dr. Carrie began on a journey of learning,  love and respect, caring for animals at the end of their lives, and helping pet owners to provide support for their older companions.

End of life care is not just a business for us at Full Circle. Passion for what we do lives in the hearts of each of us, forming the foundations of who we are and what we do.  We are committed to offering each family a personal and caring experience during their pet’s final days.

Thank you for considering us for your pet's needs at this time, and please reach out with any questions you might have, we would be honored to help. 


Don't hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions at all. 

Thank you so much, we look forward to speaking with you soon.

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