top of page

Denice Norton DVM, CHPV

Dr. Denice grew up in southern New Mexico but received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1999. She practiced general veterinary medicine until 2014 and then moved into end-of-life pet care. 


Dr. Denice is a member of the following professional organizations:

grand junction animal hospital senior pet care expert

Dr. Denice with Bear, Poppy and Buddy

Meet Our Dedicated Team


Josh Norton

Grief Director & Crematory Manager

Josh has a passion for people. He functions best in his gift of service. If there is anything he can do for you, he will. Josh is currently working towards completing 150 hours of training for his “Death and Grief Studies Certificate” throughout the Center For Loss and Life Transitions in Fort Collins, Colorado under the direction of Dr. Wolfelt. Josh’s wishes are to be a companion for grieving pet parents before, during and after the loss of a family pet. He understands acute loss as well as anticipated loss but at the same time understands the hope of healing.


Tanner Griffin

Crematory Technician

Tanner is a Colorado native and a proud parent to both his very active two-legged son and his fur baby, Patch, a red merle Miniature Australian Shepard. They all love the outdoors! Tanner has special training as an EMT and extrapolates his medical training to help pets in need. Tanner has never known life without a pet or 2 or 5 or 6 – all at one time. He has experience with a variety of species big and small and has a compassionate heart towards their well being.


Jammie Wemple

Veterinary Assistant

Jammie has 2 two-legged children and is pet parent to her German Shepard, Olaf, plus many other pets on their Fruita farm. Jammie has been working in the animal husbandry field all of her life and has mastered her dreams of becoming a veterinary assistant. She would like to express her sincere caring for the furry friends that bless your life and she wishes to honor all those joy filled days with them by your side.

IMG_9153 2.jpeg

Jenica Veley

Brandy Teall

Amy Laframboise

Receptionists and Care Coordinators 

From the first phone call we help people honor and celebrate their furry family member. Jenica shares her home with an oversized dog named Skyy and a guinea pig named Golden Peanut. Brandy loves on her dog named Jinx and cat Gretchen. And Amy wants everyone to know even though its comical, every Great Dane believes they are a lap dog.

bottom of page