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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bethany Tourjee is an avid animal lover, born and raised in rural Southwest Colorado, near Mesa Verde. Growing up loving and being loved by dogs and cats who were important members of her family has shaped her deep affinity for animals and the relationship with their families. She has always been a magnet to pets of all kinds whenever spending time with family and friends. In 2013, she stretched her wings and moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU for a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and explore new adventures. In 2016, an internship for Pets Forever nurtured her interest in the human-animal bond. This non-profit organization helps elderly and disabled owners keep their pets as long as possible for mutual benefit of both people and their fur family. Bethany found a connection to end-of-life care and grief asa continued expression of love. Working within the family of Guardian Pet Aquamation, Bethany is honored to be available to aid families as they say goodbye to their furry family members and bring them to aquamation for continued connection in the circle of life.
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!