Guardian Pet Aquamation is owned by Dr. Kathleen Cooney in Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Cooney is well known around the world as an expert in all aspects of end-of-life care. She has dedicated her career to the art of gentle euthanasia and respectful body care. She began offering aquamation to families in the summer of 2013 and now offers euthanasia services Monday through Friday in our comfort center. Simply put, there is no one better to help your pet pass peacefully surrounded by love and support. Dr. Cooney is very active in the growing world of aquamation services, consulting with many on its applications, and is the founder of the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA). You can reach Dr. Cooney directly at email@example.com.
Client Relations and Office Manager
Carly Prevenas is honored to be able to help families in their time of need. With a caring and compassionate voice, she strives to help make a very difficult time a little easier. Carly currently serves as a Care Coordinator for the mobile veterinary service Home to Heaven and is also our Client Relations Manager. She assists families on the phone and at our Loveland Comfort Center. Carly also fills the role of Office Manager and assists our team in many ways. Carly was born and raised in Greeley, where she and her husband are raising their two daughters. She has a Weimaraner, Cynder, and an old kitty, Tidbit. Her love of animals, especially companion animals, has led her to be a part of the Guardian Pet Aquamation team, helping families during one of the most difficult times of pet ownership. Carly is married with two lovely daughters and is involved in many of their activities and interests. She volunteers her time at the elementary school and is a Girl Scout troop leader. Carly always finds time for the things she loves like camping, hiking, gardening, cooking, snow skiing, and time with friends. Carly is very grateful to be part of this amazing team and to provide compassionate service to the many families we help.
Daily Operations Manager
Tricia Pruitt grew up here in Fort Collins and has spent some time in Texas. The Colorado mountains always called her back. Animals have always been a part of Tricia’s life. In 2012, she was awarded a Certificate of Completion from Front Range Community College making her a Veterinary Assistant. Shortly after, Tricia started working for Larimer Humane Society. There she learned wonderful skills in animal handling, behavior, and enrichment. Tricia has 4 wonderful children and 5 adorable grandsons. Her animal family consists of two Border Collies, Shoonka and Waypia, and two cats, Santo and Yazzi. In her role as Customer Service Technician, Tricia assists customers with their Aquamation needs, including managing daily operations, answering phones, driving pets to our location, safely returning ashes, and being a friend in time of need.
Sarah Smith grew up with farm animals and riding horses in rural Florida. The Animal Science program at CSU inspired her to move west and start a career in horse breeding and ranch management. She bred and raised llamas and horses and has fostered kittens for the Fort Collins Cat rescue. While owning a horse boarding ranch she helped many owners, horses and pets through end-of-life transitions. She became a Veterinary Technician and started assisting with large and small animal euthanasias. She explored animal grief work and end-of-life care with local experts and attended a seminar with Dr. Cooney where she increased her love of supporting clients. Her home menagerie includes horses, dogs, cats. Her newest addition is a kitten named Chai who loves the horses and the barn. In her spare time she hikes, cross country skis and loves movies and live music. Sarah is grateful to be working with this compassionate team of caregivers and is honored to be helping families through their animal end of life transitions with Guardian Pet Aquamation.
Samantha Hinzmann joined Guardian Pet Aquamation in the early months of 2020. She assists with our daily operations and works with our clients offering comfort and support. With a background working in the human funeral industry, she aims to offer compassion, warmth, and a sense of security for our families in mourning. She strives to make the journey that our furry family members take to go as smoothly as possible and handles each loved one with the utmost care and respect. Born and raised in Loveland, Sam loves to spend her days tending to her plants and appreciating what the art community offers in this Sweetheart City. She lives with her boyfriend and her “small zoo” of three cats; Finnegan, Slayer, and Chai, a dog, Buddy, and a ball python, Casper. She currently attends college here in northern Colorado with focus in forensic pathology and biology.
Community Relations Leader
Jenny Slagle’s love of animals has forever been strong enough to inspire action. How many children feel called to write the governor, when they witness mistreatment of animals? How many design a sticker to sell in fundraising efforts, when stray dogs kill the campus ducks? As an adult, Jenny’s first-generation animal family inspired the creation of Wags & Whiskers – (still) Nashville’s premier self-serve dog wash and provider of holistic food, treats and supplies. During time in Oklahoma, the same animal family began to transition. Jenny was met with heartbreak, heightened by less-than compassionate experiences with providers. With a desire to honor the human-animal bond and create loving experiences for families in crisis, she considered opening a crematory. At the time, flame process was all Jenny knew – and ultimately, she was deterred by the overwhelming process of initiation and regulations. Fast-forward four years and a relocation to Northern Colorado, and Google provided the link to her heart’s work, with an amazing team of professionals! As Guardian Pet’s Community Relations Leader, Jenny is tasked with public education and outreach, professional alliances, branding and marketing. The diversity of her position fills her strategic, creative and social quotients – and her vision means that her ‘to-do’ list is always growing. Come visit the farm and let Jenny show you the governor’s response letter!
Are you interested in joining our team and elevating care in Northern Colorado? Guardian Pet Aquamation’s door is always open to those who feel called to this work. No need to wait until we post an available opportunity – reach out to Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org and share a bit about yourself!