Kristi Freeman D.V.M.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kristi was originally a horse vet but felt called to start San Diego’s first full-time exclusive end of life veterinary practice in 2003. In 2013, she founded Graceful Departure Pet Center, San Diego’s first brick and mortar end of life clinic which also happens to be San Diego’s first eco-friendly animal cremation service. In June 2014, she became a Rock Community Chaplain as a way to bring additional resources to her grieving clients. Her favorite quote is by Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.” Dr. Kristi is also a certified Fear Free Practitioner and member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). When not working, she enjoys running half marathons, spending time with friends, chilling at home, and thinking outside the box as an entrepreneur. Dr. Kristi enjoys her two geese, Papa and Mama.