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About Us
Dr Joseph Marchi, DVM and Amber Marchi, RVT
- owners and operators
Dr Marchi and Amber sitting on a porch with their pet dog, cat, bearded dragon, and cockatiel

Since graduating from Western University of Health Sciences in 2012, Dr Marchi completed an internship at VCA AVCC in Lawndale, and worked mostly overnight emergency shifts. After seeing countless cases of euthanasia in a very high stress situation, he saw the need to provide compassionate at home euthanasia service for anyone who requested it. In 2015, Dr Marchi, Pet Euthanasia at Home was created, and we have helped many people since then. More recently, he and Amber have started their own aftercare service using aquamation so your pet would never leave their care. 

Amber is a registered veterinary technician with 20 years of experience in the field, mostly in ER and always with a passion for exotics - birds, reptiles, rodents, etc.

 

We have both been pet lovers our entire lives with a menagerie of our own, and know from our own experience how hard it is to have to say goodbye to a loved one. We are passionate about what we do, and are honored to help you and yours when it is time.

Dr Thuy-Vi Nguyen, DVM
- Associate doctor

Dr. Thuy-Vi Nguyen is originally from the Bay Area and is a proud graduate of UC Santa Cruz and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing her clinical year at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. 

 

She, Dr. Marchi and Dr. Handley met during internship training at a specialty and emergency hospital in Los Angeles.  She continued on to the emergency and specialty field for over 10 years, and then moved on to rescue/shelter medicine.  Recently, Dr. Marchi approached her to help in assisting patients and their families with end-of-life care. 

 

Dr. Nguyen enjoys using her experience in the critical care field to help owners navigate through difficult decisions with compassion for her patients.  She is also a full-time mom to a young daughter and a pet parent to a house full of animals.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and fitness classes.

 

-Thuy-Vi Nguyen-Owens

 

"Medicine is the art of entertaining the patient while the body heals itself."- Voltaire

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Dr Michael Handley, DVM
- Relief doctor
Dr Handley with wife in Europe

Dr. Mike Handley graduated with a DVM from The Ohio State University in 2012.  After graduation, he moved out to California for an internship at VCA AVCC, where he met Dr. Marchi and Dr. Nguyen.  After the internship, Dr. Handley went into private practice and became a general practitioner.  As a general practitioner, Dr. Handley sees firsthand how deep the human-pet bond is and what a difficult decision it is to euthanize your pet.  Dr. Handley was happy to join the team in 2020 to allow pets to cross the rainbow bridge in the comfort of their own homes. 

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Handley and his wife, Julie, enjoy traveling the world, volunteering in their community, and spending time with their two fur babies.  They have a 16 year old tuxedo cat named Paco, and a 14 year old black springer spaniel mix named Sadie.

Sunita Lacey
- Aftercare coordinator and reception

Hello my name is Sid. I am the manager for Dr. Marchi’s Pet Euthanasia at Home aftercare services. I
wanted to say thank you to all the families for allowing me to care for their beloved pets during these
difficult and emotional times. I handle every soul that enters our building with love, compassion, and
respect. I treat your beloved babies as if they were my own.


I have been an animal lover since as long as I can remember. From horses, cats, ferrets, birds, and dogs –
specifically Bullmastiffs. When I am not working, I am training for the next obedience competition. My
Bullmastiffs are not just couch potatoes, they are AKC obedience champions! Yes, I am one proud doggie
mama!


“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you” – Jane Goodall

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