Arlene graduated from the State University of New York- Delhi with an Associates Degree in Animal Health Technology. She spent many years as a veterinary technician before making the switch to hospital management. She managed a few hospitals in the area for over 25 years. The opportunity to join Final Journey came in the fall of 2021. Arlene had used Final Journey to say goodbye to her rescue lab, Meritage (pictured to the left with Riesling). The experience of her last moments being under her favorite tree outside on a beautiful day was such a gift. It was then that she realized she wanted to change her focus in the veterinary field to in-home euthanasia. Giving clients the opportunity to say goodbye to their beloved companions in their own home surrounded by familiar smells and those that love them is the transition that our furry family members deserve.

Arlene enjoys horseback riding, DIY home remodeling and visiting their family’s cabin in Maine. She lives in Seymour with her husband and two rescue German Shorthaired pointers named Riesling and Lola.